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Wall mounted vanity || How to build and install

Wall mounted vanity || How to build and install


hi there I’m Marie from DIY Montreal and
today I’m going to show you how I built an installed this wall-mounted vanity in
my next video I’ll also show you how to install the faucet and how I did the
plumbing for the drain pipe want to see how I built it? let’s get to it…
wanna see how I built it? let’s get to it for this vanity build I chose to work
with pre finished laminated particle board in hopes that this would help the
vanity hold up to water better I’ve never worked with this material before
so this was a bit of a learning process I started by squaring up one edge of the
panel on the table saw then ripped it down to width I could then use my miter
saw to cut four panels to rough length slightly longer than the final
dimensions I’ll need these will be the four sides of the vanity I’m going to use PVC edge banding that
matches the laminated panels in order to finish the edges unfortunately this
isn’t the iron-on type edge banding and it’s not pre glued here I’m gathering
all the tools I’ll need for this step and I’ve left links to all the products
I use in the description box below so be sure to check that out for more info I
did a few tests off-camera of using various adhesives and found that the
most user-friendly was Speed tape a really thin super sticky double-sided
tape made for edge banding so after cutting a strip of edge banding slightly
long you simply apply the speed tape and pull off the backer paper then carefully
position this strip of edge banding and press firmly using a roller the edge
banding is always a bit wider than the panel so the last step is to trim off
the excess this little tool makes the job so easy
just squeeze and pull and it trims both sides at once I’m going to be cutting the panel’s
again so the ends don’t need to be perfect and so I just trimmed the ends
using some scissors I had totally forgotten but I actually purchased a
brand-new blade specifically made from melamine laminated particle board is
notorious for chip out and I wanted to do everything I could to make sure I got
crisp clean cuts with the new blade in place I set the
blade angle to 45 degrees Call me over-cautious but I really wanted to avoid
chipping the edges so I added some painters tape to the edges before making
the mitered cut I cut one side of all the panels first then adjusted my fence
to the final dimension and cut the opposite sides this way I knew each
piece would be exactly the same size between the tape and the melamine blade
I got super clean cuts with all four sides cut to length and labeled it’s
time to add some biscuits particle board is too brittle the simply glue
edge-to-edge but adding biscuits will strengthen the joints and also help with
alignment during glue up I set the fence to 45 degrees on my biscuit joiner and I
did a few tests to get the alignment right there’s a little line on the side
of the tool that shows you where the slot will be cut you want to make sure
that the line is close to the top of the panel
otherwise you’ll cut right through your panel as you can see I had to add a thin
piece of wood to raise up the tool enough I lined up the panel I made marks
where the board’s would meet I could then use these reference lines
to position the biscuit joiner and cut the slots I took my time making sure to fully seat
the joiner against the boards and repeated the process to make three slots
in each board end I did a dry fit to make sure everything
lined up and decided I should add a couple pieces to the back for extra
rigidity I use my biscuit joiner again this time setting the back fence to zero
and using my workbench as a reference edge to make the glue up a little less
stressful I started by gluing on the small pieces to the top and bottom
panels I let them dry before moving on to the main glue up here I’m using type
on melamine glue but it’s not necessary for this application and I actually
switched to type II to for the main glue up since it gives me an assembly time
closer to 10 or 15 minutes which I desperately needed to adjust all these
clamps and get the joints aligned just right
I made sure to double-check all the joints and check for square before
letting it dry overnight alright with the carcass assembled I
measured the opening and cut a door leaving about 1/8 of an inch gap at the
side and at the top just like before I applied edge banding to all four sides
of the door this time I paid more attention to getting the and just
perfect since they will be visible I first trimmed the ends off and then use
the file to shave off the excess and get it perfectly flush here’s a little tip
if you have any glue residue left from the speed tape you can use a dab of
lacquer thinner to wipe it off I’m going to use this Kreg jig to install the door
hinges it actually has an integrated scale so it eliminates any need for
measuring and with the integrated guide stop you never have to worry about
drilling too deep it’s pretty awesome the only issue I faced was that the two
small screw holes from the hinge didn’t seem to line up with the small holes on
the jig so I manually marked them with the help of my combination square I could now pop in the door to mark
where the hinges would be mounted I used a stop to keep the door flush
with the front of the cabinet so I could circle around and Mark the pilot holes
from the inside you can’t see in this shot but make sure
you put a spacer under the door to raise it up just a bit before making your
holes okay so after playing around with the
hinge’s adjustment screws for a while I got the door aligned just right I then
noticed that the door swung in too far so I added an old IKEA push to open
mechanism that I had on hand the last step before installation is to mount the
suspension hardware I found these professional-grade mounting brackets at
a local plumbing supply store and while I’m sure it’s overkill for my tiny
little vanity I like to do things right the idea is to drill four holes and tap
in the bracket but easier said than done so I built a little jig to apply
pressure in the right places as I tighten down two clamps to force them
into the holes once both brackets were attached to the
vanity I could move it up into my powder room and position it into place I
temporarily put my sink into place to get the full picture and use the bunch of
scrap wood to support the vanity exactly where I wanted it to go lastly I made
sure it was level and use shims to make any final adjustments I’m happy to say
that I finally thought of using my new laser level on a project I set it up so
the laser line would hit the top of the brackets that way I could just line up
the other part of the bracket on the wall right up to the laser line and mark
the holes after drilling the pilot holes I could
remove the vanity and mount the wall brackets now note that this wall has
blocking behind it that I’m drilling into since I plan to have a floating
vanity when I did the remodel but if you can’t drill into studs are blocking you
can just use wall anchors all right moment of truth I can now put
the vanity back into place and simply hook it to the wall you can also use the
two screws to adjust the vanity up or down and front to back if needed
I suddenly remembered that I wanted to add a shelf so I went back to the shop
and made the cut I’m going to use this jig to install shelf pins roughly in the
middle and while I really wish I had done this before installing the vanity I
found a way to make it work I used a couple scrap pieces of plywood as a
spacer so I could rest the jig on them and use a top hole to make the pin hole then I pushed the blocks to the back and
made another hole and repeated the same process on the other side as you can see the drainpipe is in the
way of my shelf so I checked a few measurements leaving a little extra to
be safe and went back to the shop to make the cutout
now you could add some edge banding to the cutout but I just left it alone
as you can see the p-trap and drain have been connected and I’ll be showing you
how to hook that up in my next video so be sure to tune in for that
now all that’s left is to reinstall the door and that’s a wrap hey I hope you
liked this video and if you did please give it a thumbs up if you’re not
already subscribed to the channel I’d love to have you so be sure to hit that
subscribe button until next time thanks for watching see you soon!

Comments (31)

  1. Good Job… I like it ….

  2. Great job I like the design! That mounting hardware is great, what's it called? Thumbs up from Ottawa 🙂

  3. Nice to see you back

  4. Bonne idée, mettre de côté tout de suite les bloopers….i love it…great idea, let's get rit of the bloopers right away

  5. If you are interested in the wall mounting hardware, please email me at [email protected]

  6. WOW, I learned so much from this short video. Edge banding, biscuit joints, handling prelaminated particle board, jigs for door hinges and other hardware. I will be applying all of these skills to my next project; building window seating/ storage around my kitchen bay window! I will certainly be returning to this video many times to study the steps. Thanks for the great detail and care you shared in this process.

  7. and some left at the end…hahaha, the Westmount faucet…

  8. The only thing I would add, seal up the exposed wood parts of the shelf with a coat of varnish. Water or humidity will wreak any bare melamine it touches. Experience talking…

  9. Great job! Nicely done!

  10. Great job on the bathroom vanity Marie! Thanks for sharing the video with us.👍👌😎JP

  11. Nice job, I really enjoy watching you work on your projects.

  12. Wow ! Good work.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Greetings from France.

  13. Nice job Marie! I see you got some new toys! How fun.

  14. Bonjour, un très beau travail réalisé de main de maître, félicitations.

  15. Très joli travail bravo salut Jeannot 🛠🙂

  16. Hello there. angled Wonderful assembly. Good idea. I watched curiously. congratulations. Thank you for sharing. Warm embrace. Best regards….

  17. That biscuit thing would really be handy. I`m almost 80 & never used one

  18. Senti falta dos seus vídeos, esses dias estava pensando se o canal tinha acabado, mas fico feliz de ver vídeos novos. Parabéns pelo projeto ficou ótimo e simples

  19. Awesome build, your voice is very calming. I also have the same kreg jig and I have found that screw holes on it won't match with any kind of hinges on the local market, odd.

    BTW, found you on Reddit 🙂

  20. Hola doy seguidor tuyo te pido un favor podrás habilitar los subtítulos en español harías un gran favor a todo Latinoamérica mil gracias un fuerte abrazo

  21. Looks amazing! A+ choice for the faucet, too, that thing is sleek.

  22. Great job. Very well explained. Thanks.

  23. Great little project. Thanks for sharing. I always used iron-on edge banding but your way seems to be very easy as well. I'll have a look for this kind of
    double sided tape.

  24. Some good tips there, thankyou

  25. The vanity is great…but that wall is awesome!!! Do you have a video on that?

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