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Old 05-03-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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Hi everyone. I am having difficulty finding a decent looking and priced below $500.00 bathroom vanity set. I would love to have it made from wood - maybe that is impossible. I have checked out the big box stores, but I am not satisfied. I am in New Hampshire, but don't mind shopping on line if the shipping cost is feasible, or better yet free.

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:35 AM   #2
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Why not just have one custom made. There's lots of places in NH that can make one.

Also check out Yield house if there still around in your area, Used to be one in North Conway.
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I feel your pain! I just finished with a gut and rebuild of our master bathroom, and what really ticked me off was the price, and lack of quality of the vanities at most of the retailers in my area. I decided to build my own custom vanity, as well as storage cabinet, and mirror just so I could get solid hardwood construction. I was able to take the time necessary to build, and finish the cabinetry, come in way under $500, and got what we wanted. Just build it!
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I have to echo the BIY route as well. Your just not going to get any decent quality vanity for under $500.

With that note....your big cost is going to be counter top and sink. The one piece vanity sinks and tops are pretty decent and there are some nice looking ones out there....one advantage....no leaks or places for mold to grow....but it's what is under it that is hard to find.

I's actually pretty easy to make the face frame. Even easier if it's going to be shoved between two walls....you don't need sides.....just top and bottom....

If your not into woodworking...find a cabinet shop....you might be surprised at what they will do for the money...
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As already mentioned, find a local cabinet shop/ craftsman, and have one built. I had this one in my bathroom built for less than 500.00 (not including fixtures and the marble top, of course.)
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Here is the one I built for our bathroom....like 191one (1911....colt I assume)...I have maybe $100 in material in the wood...maybe 2 weekends of work....granit was $400...sink $150....
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I having been bidding some bathroom renovations and am finding real cabinet makers to be in the price range of prefab stuff plus the clients will get exactly what the want.

Repurposing furniture for bathroom applications, with nice sinks and things, still seems to be trendy too.
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http://woodcraftindustries.com/kitchen/vanities.php
I just did a Google search on the words (real wood vanitys and lots of them came up.
There's no reason to snub your nose if they use plywood for the backs and bottoms of the drawers or even the cabinet boxes, it's more stable then soild wood.
Just try and avoid partical board.

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I am planning to renovate my bathroom. Your discussion was really helpful. For my bathroom main problem is space. Can you suggest some ideas for small space? Are discount bathroom vanities durable?
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