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Thread: It's the little things...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA

    It's the little things...

    ...that keep 'em happy - sometimes!

    Without going into a lot of detail, LOML and I pulled the trigger on a remodel of our master bathroom several weeks ago. It took about a month for the contractor to do the major work involved - remove three doors, take out two walls, add a wall, etc. Other than keeping an eye on them, I didn't get much done while they were here.

    When looking at options for keeping some of the clutter off the countertop, I thought about the tilt-out thingies in front of the sinks like we had used at another house. My lovely wife looked under the sinks and suggested there was room to add a small drawer rather than the less-than-useful tilting unit. A couple of measurements later, I had a plan - fortunately! The sinks I chose for the remodel are low-profile. I couldn't use the full height of the opening behind the false front panels; about half of it - 3.5" could be used, which works great for combs, brushes, etc. I'll add dividers after we determine how we want them done.
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    At the tub, we used a towel rack that matches the oiled bronze colored faucets. I wanted a rack long enough to hold a towel and bathmat by the shower, so I had to make one. Simple enough: read oak bandsawed to shapes similar to the bath and shower fixtures, then dyed. I used a 4' long 5/8" diameter dowel (from the borg) that slides through the center bracket and sits in the end brackets.
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    Nothing fancy, but it made sawdust! Now maybe I can get back to my platform bed build!!!

    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member
    Member of Mensa
    Live every day like it's your last, but don't forget to stop and smell the roses.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Independence, Kentucky
    Well done Bill, at least you got some shop time,

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    I'd agree with Charles, looks good.

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you don’t know what tool to buy next, then you probably don’t need it yet.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Looks great, and the extra space to stash stuff is great!
    I like the electrical outlet on the side of the vanity, great spot for it!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  6. #6
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    Sep 2011
    Stony Plain, Alberta
    Nice reclaim of that wasted space in the vanity Bill.

  7. #7
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    May 2009
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Nice work Bill. You will get many good years use out of those.
    It's not what you achieve in life...It's what you overcome!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    another attah boy for you bill .. and bobby had good idea once more,, no wonder you think she is a keeper and the side receptical is the best place for one in my book..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Baugues View Post
    Nice work Bill. You will get many good years use out of those.
    Ditto ^^^ & a right nice amount of brownie points ...well done!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Well done Bill. Your shares have got to be at an all time high.

    I really like the idea of having place to hang the mat. Been batting that one for some time.

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