Build a Floating Wooden Vanity
A Beautiful Bath Vanity in a Minimalist Style
This easy to build floating wooden vanity mounts directly to the wall using a hanging cleat. It features doors on the front with a shelf behind it for storage, and is perfect for a small space. This plan is excellent for any skill level including first-time builders!
As shown, the floating wood vanity has a vessel sink but a drop-in sink can be used as well. Make sure it is mounted at a comfortable height either way!
- 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
- Edge banding
- Two sets of concealed hinges (<– affiliate link!)
- Two door pulls
- 3″ screws
- 4″ Spax Powerlags (for mounting the cleat to the wall) (<– affiliate link!)
- Wood glue
- Sandpaper (80, 120, 220 grits)
- Finishing supplies
- 1 – Scrap of 1×3 at 22-1/2″
- 1 – Scrap of 2×4 at 22″
- 1 – 4′ x 8′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
- 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 17-1/4″ x 19-1/4″ – Sides
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 19-1/4″ x 22-1/2″ – Bottom
- 1 – 1×3 at 22-1/2″ – Front Stretcher
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 20″ x 24″ – Top
- 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 11-15/16″ x 17-1/8″ – Doors
Notes About the Project:
- Apply the edge banding before putting the pieces together
- Sand everything before assembly – it makes finishing easier!
- When finishing the top – a piece of laminate (Formica brand, etc.) adhered to the top, spar urethane over stain or exterior paint are good options
- Mounting instructions are included below
Cut the pieces for the sides and the bottom. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in the top edge of the side pieces, as well as each side (the 19-1/4″ direction) of the bottom. Secure the sides to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the front stretcher and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the stretcher to the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the top. The front edge will overhang by 3/4″. Secure the top to the sides using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the doors. Install the concealed hinges according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions. Pro tip: a concealed hinge jig (<– affiliate link!) is a really helpful tool for this application! Install the doors with a 1/8″ gap between them and the bottom edges flush with the bottom of the vanity, then install the door pulls.
To mount the floating wood vanity on the bathroom wall:
Locate the wall studs using a stud finder, and mark the areas with a pencil. Determine the proper height for the vanity with a vessel sink (roughly 24 to 35″ from the floor for an 8-inch tall vessel sink) or a drop-in sink (roughly 30 to 43″ from the floor depending on the preferred height). Mount the 2×4 to the wall studs and secure using the 4″ Spax Powerlags. Slide the vanity over the 2×4, then secure the vanity to the sides of the 2×4 using countersunk 3″ screws (two on each side should be sufficient).
Here are a few other easy to build bath vanity plans:
- Custom Bath Vanity (with a built-in laundry hamper!)
- Furniture Style Vanity
- Trunk Bath Vanity
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