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Old 10-23-2015, 11:01 PM   #1
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Adding Drawers to Bath Vanity


Our bathroom vanity didn't have drawers at the top, just middle and lower.

I decided to do something about that. After careful inspection, I realized the rear was a thin panel (1/4 inch) where the existing drawer tracks were attached. The rear brackets were hot glued to the panels. Sheesh! I paid good money for that dang thing a few years ago.

I added a spacer that reinforced the thin panel, and it attached to the upper stretcher in the back. So it is mounted solidly.

Then I installed a pair of full extension, soft close ball bearing drawer slides.
Next I built a pair of drawers using 1/2 inch Baltic Birch plywood. They fit perfectly!

Lastly, I attached the false fronts with the new hardware, and VOILA! We now have six drawers instead of four.

My wife cut some cabinet shelf liner to fit the drawers and this project was complete.

Here are a few pics.
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Very nice. I did it simpler, after I found out the sink would clear a drawer I ordered drawer box and slides from manufacture of cabinet.
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Very nice. I did it simpler, after I found out the sink would clear a drawer I ordered drawer box and slides from manufacture of cabinet.
The vanity came from the big box store in 2008 after Hurricane Ike caused a lot of water damage to our house via blown shingles.

I am getting pretty good at building drawers...about 60 so far...maybe more.
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Cool! Are you use a rabbet as your joint? I prefer the locking rabbet as my quick drawer box construction, which keeps the front of the drawer from being pulled off...which is the major problem with the 25 yo mitered drawer boxes in my house.
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Cool! Are you use a rabbet as your joint? I prefer the locking rabbet as my quick drawer box construction, which keeps the front of the drawer from being pulled off...which is the major problem with the 25 yo mitered drawer boxes in my house.
Just a rabbet joint, glue and a couple of brad nails.

I haven't had any drawer failures building drawers this way since the 80's.

Some folks probably disagree but I cut the front and back drawer piece to the exact width needed for the box, then cut the rabbet. Makes it easy to get the correct width.

Just a note. I have several drawers in my work bench full of clamps that get opened and closed many times every day. Three years of use and no problems. Dang that glue works good.

I tore down my old workbench that was built in 1988. I had built the drawers using simple but joints with Elmer's glue and finishing nails. I had to beat them apart with a shop hammer. The glue stood fast and the wood separated at the joints!

Here are some pictures of the work bench drawers. They are loaded. The big drawer is mounted on 28 inch full extension ball bearing slides. It has a case of framing nails and several clamps in it yet it slides in and out effortlessly. The smaller drawers are on 22 inchers.
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