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Old 07-25-2015, 11:03 PM   #1
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Cut my vanity!

I'm looking to make some upgrades to my bathrooms and I would like to do them fairly inexpensively. My house was built with the spare parts from every other house in our development. We have ridiculous bathroom vanities that have a shelf over the toilet (one giant piece) which makes any repairs to the guts a giant pain in the batootie. So my question is, can I just cut the shelf off? I don't mind refinishing it but I HATE THAT SHELF!! I also would like to switch out the faucets and update the shower hardware as well. That may be another discussion. I am a very handy woman so just tell me what to get and what to do with it and I am on my way. Thank you so much for your help.
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Old 07-26-2015, 05:34 AM   #2
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A picture sure would help---the vanity and shelf top are called a 'banjo' top--

are you hopeing to cut just the top?

What is it made of?
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Old 07-26-2015, 07:23 AM   #3
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It most likely can be cut but for best results probably not 'in place'. Also, how would you finish the cut edge?

If you have to remove to cut perhaps a new top is a better option. A faux marble with integral bowl is can often be found for $50-100.
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