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bathroom vanities

fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,158
edited 9:15AM in Off Topic
pipe ruptured under the sink, need everything, floors sheetrock etc. do the laminated wood on plywood hold up on the vanities or should i keep looking for all wood. place is always humid on the lake and the bathroom is so small moisture alway builds up. currant vanity swelled up and looks like a pile of musty moldy sawdust


  • crghc98crghc98 Posts: 1,006
    Could always go with a pedastal sink and some type of free standing shelving...

    Would reduce the amount of wood in a moist area.
  • jagweedjagweed Posts: 188
    my thinking too.... would require finishing the wall behind it and floor too, and ofcourse reduce storage.

    but if it is a musty environment, might not WANT too much closed storage.

    sounds like a fan might be needed too.

    do you turn off the heat and drain the plumbing fishless (winterize it)?
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,158
    this is the house bath, the camp bath is actually nice. theres actually fog rolling into the house off the lake this time of year which keeps things wet and the dirt basement is really close to lake level so i know its wicking moisture into the house as well. this bathroom should have been redone when i bought the house, got a few rooms done, but ran out of cash and gusto after a year of everyday and night working on it. its small, 6x7 feet and being the only one i need the storage space. might see how much from a cabinet maker, only need the front and one side to show. ive got a big industrial style fan with outside louvres that open when its on and its hooked to a humidity switch to automatically turn on when it ges near 80 percent. i just hate the idea of laminated wood or that sawdust glued fake stuff and i only want to do this once in my life.
  • jagweedjagweed Posts: 188
    solid wood won't be any better, really.

    if it's wet enough for the laminated stuff to swell, the solid wood would too.

    a long time ago, my dad knocked out the raised panels in our vanity (the house i grew up in) and replaced them with louvers (nice looking ones, i mean) .

    more air circulation

    i hate to suggest it... but some of the Home Depot stuff might be fairly stable.

    funny thing about some of the home depot stuff is that it might be more glue than wood, and be more warp resistant. worth checking out, though they look like crizzap.

    i could design you a vanity that should solve all your problems and only cost about 10 or 12k.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,158
    brother installed an HD one a few years back, the laminate must be thinner than paper as its bubbling and peeling all over. sisterinlaw went all out with the tub, italian tiles etc and then picked out a piece of pretty laminated glue junk from homedepot. i get the other extreme of dryness once the coal stove gets lit for the winter, had an oak table split down the middle a few years back, actually exploded :laugh: if im going to do the work i want it to atleast look nice. right now its a real beuaty, styrofoam double hung cieling, wallpaper peeling and draping off plywood walls, linoleum curling off the floors in the corners, etc. not as bad as the kitchen though :laugh:
  • jagweedjagweed Posts: 188
    you are lying about the fan, too. aren't you? "industrial strength" has nuthin to do with humidity. i know how much meat you eat. that sucker kicks in when the sulfur detector goes off.

    even with an industrial fan, i bet the thing bogs down on a chunk of air now and then
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,158
    it does have a switch to overide the humidity contoller, sometimes two open windows an an open door arent enough :blink: . do they still make those switches for fans, i think thats the only one ive ever seen in a bathroom.
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