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How to create instant counter space in a bathroom by attaching redwood patio deck sections to the wall with L brackets. Shelf is topped with glass.
APARTMENT LIFE Aug 1979 (v.11#8) pg. 68

Photo shows cabinet with open shelf below that is designed to be hung over a toilet. Est. cost: $12.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 12

Photos shows how to make a storage rack that hangs over the toilet tank. Removable box component (3 shelves) lifts out for access to the tank. Est. cost: $12.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 75

Photo shows how to build an assortment of cabinets around and above a bathroom toilet. Est. cost: $63
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 74

Photo shows how to renovate a bathroom by building a vanity base from plywood and building cabinets on the wall above the vanity and toilet.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1975 (v.53#1) pg. 39

Photo shows how to conceal pipes under an old-style bathroom sink by making a mock vanity from plywood. Est. cost: $16.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 72

Photo shows bathroom wall cabinet designed to be hung above a toilet. Unit is 24" wide and 23" tall. Right half is 8" deep with a door. Open shelves 4" deep are on the left. Plan must be ordered. Est. cost: $7.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 83

Photo shows how to build a convenient lighted vanity into a bathroom counter top. Mirror top, flanked by makeup lights, folds up. Box beneath hinged mirror lid holds cosmetics. Entire unit "disappears" into the counter top when not in use.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1978 (v.56#5) pg. M6 (228+)

Bathroom storage tower is 18" wide, 8" deep and is a floor-to-ceiling divider between sink and stool. Unit is built from 1x12s and has 5 shelves and a cabinet, plus pegs for towels and a clothes hook. Est. cost: $28.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 109, 158

Four examples of ways to use the space between studs. Includes a sports locker, telephone organizer, bathroom storage rack, and three-way mirror.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1980 (v.58#2) pg. 112

Bathroom storage ideas. Two towel racks, a ceiling-mounted storage unit and a door-back storage unit.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1983 (v.61#12) pg. M5

Storage project for every room. (1) Wine & book rack for kitchen. (2) Bathroom vanity & skinny floor-to-ceiling cabinets. (3) Entertainment wall. (4) Coat & boot lockers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1984 (v.62#11) pg. 89

Build it yourself space-saving vanity features an oval sink.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1985 (v.63#5) pg. 60

Build a large bathroom wall cabinet. Overall dimensions: 30"x48"x8" deep.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1985 (v.63#7) pg. 88

Building a bathroom vanity to support an oval sink.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1985 (v.63#7) pg. 89

Cabinet dress-up. Techniques for revitalizing kitchen or bath cabinets. Describes cleaning, preparing the surface, refinishing and painting, decorative painting techniques, pickling and bleaching.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1998 (v.76#11) pg. 70

Elegant cherry wood bathroom vanity. Features a bow-front door and six large storage drawers in the base unit. The upper unit features a large framed mirror between two narrow storage cabinets with adjustable glass shelves behind frame-and-panel glass doors. The countertop and sink are a single unit of a cultured marble product. Flexible lighting installed underneath the countertop provides a unique nightlight.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 1998 (v.22#2) pg. 38

Over-the-vanity bathroom wall cabinet features a lighted valance and large mirror flanked by storage cabinets with adjustable shelves and frame-and-panel doors.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Feb 1999 (v.22#4) pg. 36

Bathroom amenity. Build a refined free-standing cherry towel cabinet with a stylish blend of form and function.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Mar 2000 (v.23#5) pg. 46

Second time around. Traditional bathroom vanity on cabriole legs is built from reclaimed lumber.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jun 2000 (v.23#8) pg. 54

Vanity fair. Taking ideas from washstands of the past, this dark-stained vanity and vessel sink (a sink that looks like a washbowl) is the centerpiece for a stylish bathroom. The vanity top is cast from concrete.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Winter 2002 (v.25#3) pg. 46

Bathroom ideas for easy-to-build towel racks, shelving, storage cabinets, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1984 (v.8#1) pg. 26

Bathroom renovation. A guide to installing vanities, faucets, shower doors, tub surrounds and plastic plumbing.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1986 (v.9#4) pg. 22

Corner-mounted bathroom vanity to hold a sink features frame-and-panel end and doors.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1989 (v.12#6) pg. 37

Fabulous bathrooms. Improve a small powder room by installing a new vanity, two sinks, and ceramic tile floor. Includes instructions for building the vanity featuring lots of storage under the sinks and two glass-front medicine cabinets separated by open shelves.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1990 (v.14#2) pg. 19, 24

Tub-side wall-hung storage butler features two drawers and an open shelf to hold towels, soap, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1995 (v.18#12) pg. 33

Vanity makeover. Bathroom vanity renovation checklist. Refinishing the base cabinet and installing a pine countertop.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1997 (v.20#9) pg. 44

Country-style bathroom washstand/vanity cabinet. Features a frame-and-panel styling. Constructed using beaded MDF panels, a wood-edged laminate countertop, and simple rails and stiles.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1998 (v.21#4) pg. 32

How to create storage space where it never existed. Enclosing a wall-hung sink to form a cabinet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #96 Feb 1967 (v.17#1) pg. 25

How to remodel a bathroom. Emphasizes building a vanity cabinet for a molded shell basin and counter top.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #166 Sep 1975 (v.25#7) pg. 40

Clever built-ins add convenience to a small bathroom. Make your own medicine cabinet, vanity, linen cabinet, towel bar, magazine rack and decorative alcove.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #233 Nov 1982 (v.32#9) pg. 50

Wordless Workshop shows how to make a drawer that fits just beneath the countertop of a bathroom sink, with small drawers that go on either side of the wash bowl.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #337 Apr 1993 (v.43#4) pg. 100

Bathroom makeover. Installing a new vanity, sink, and mirror.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #348 May 1994 (v.44#5) pg. 72

Tip on installing a vanity top between two out-of-square walls.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #68 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 28

Vanity under glass. A cantilevered bathroom vanity features an artistically-painted countertop that is sandwiched between an aluminum frame and a sheet of frosted glass.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #84 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 80

Tip on sloping the floor of a sink base or vanity cabinet toward the front edge so that any future plumbing leaks will be quickly discovered.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #96 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 30

Bathroom vanity with gently tapered and splayed legs also incorporates two small drawers and a grate-style open shelf beneath the sink. The styling is similar to a Shaker washstand.
FINE WOODWORKING #132 Sep-Oct 1998 pg. 45

Guidelines on choosing a vanity and countertop for a bathroom.
HANDY ANDY Dec 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 27

How to install a bathroom vanity.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1980 (v.4#4) pg. 62

Water and wood. Decorative wooden cabinets and accessories for a remodeled bathroom. Several ideas illustrated. Instructions given for a wall-hung towel rack.
HOME MECHANIX #700 Aug 1986 (v.82) pg. 36

Mirror surround and vanity wrap improve the appearance of "budget" bathroom fixtures.
HOME MECHANIX #716 Dec 1987 (v.83) pg. 50

Stretch your bathroom's counter space. When sink and toilet are side-by-side, install a "banjo-shaped" replacement countertop that extends out over the toilet tank. Also shows how to install a replacement sink and faucet.
HOME MECHANIX #717 Jan 1988 (v.84) pg. 44
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #722 Jun 1988 (v.84) pg. 6

Three bathroom remodeling projects. Includes ideas and plans for built-in storage, vanities, tub enclosures, medicine cabinets, etc. Companion article look at new plumbing products for kitchen or bath.
HOME MECHANIX #720 Apr 1988 (v.84) pg. 44, 62

Bath trio. Custom-fitted vanity, linen locker, and mirror frame/medicine cabinet are built from plywood and pine.
HOME MECHANIX #734 Jun 1989 (v.85) pg. 42

Vanity cases. Four unique, affordable approaches to creating bath storage. (1) Converting kitchen cabinets. (2) Upgrading a cheap knock-down vanity. (3) Custom vanity. (4) Converting an antique dry sink.
HOME MECHANIX #774 Apr 1993 (v.89) pg. 70

Cost-effective makeover for kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Process of renovating standard face-frame cabinets with paint and replacement doors.
HOME MECHANIX #779 Oct 1993 (v.89) pg. 10

Ideas for storage shelves and cabinets in bathrooms.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1988 (v.13#8) pg. 64

SPECIAL SECTION on enhancing your bath. Includes design ideas for vanities and showers.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1989 (v.14#8) pg. 35

A storage unit to built into the unused space above a toilet tank.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1980 (v.5#5) pg. 64

A look at cabinet units that are designed for a bathroom.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1980 (v.5#5) pg. 68

Built-it-yourself vanitory for a bathroom. Matching medicine cabinet and fluorescent light fixture complete the unit.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1981 (v.6#4) pg. 60

Narrow storage cabinets with louvered doors for use beside bathroom mirror.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #486 Nov 1968 (v.64) pg. 50

Update your bathroom with this built-in vanity and medicine cabinet. Features a tilt-out clothes hamper.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #573 Feb 1976 (v.72) pg. 88

Simple redwood cabinet for a bathroom. Floor-to-ceiling unit has closed storage area at top, towel rack and 3 open storage shelves.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #649 Jun 1982 (v.78) pg. 66M

Victorian-style sink cabinet and mirror. Frames made from red oak. Sink is molded Corian.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #652 Sep 1982 (v.78) pg. 74

Sink, mirror and sliding shelf drawers in a vanity.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1963 (v.120#3) pg. 130

Remodeled bathroom has plans for towel storage cabinets, a vanity with built-in clothes hamper and a home-built medicine cabinet recessed into the wall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1972 (v.137#4) pg. 123

Convert false front drawers below a vanity sink into tilt-out drawers that will really hold something.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1974 (v.141#4) pg. 64A

Decorative bathroom vanity features oval sink, four storage drawers and a storage area under the sink. Basic plywood cabinet, covered with oak Formica, and trimmed with hardwood moldings, sits on top of four spindle legs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1975 (v.143#2) pg. 40

Enclose a wall-hung sink with a planter box on either side.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1976 (v.145#5) pg. 106

Update your bathroom with a new vanity cabinet. How to fabricate and install your own vanity cabinet featuring laminate countertop and flush-mounted frame-and-panel doors.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1985 (v.162#4) pg. 139

Custom vanities. Tips on designing and constructing a bathroom vanity. Included in a SPECIAL SECTION on bathroom remodeling.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1989 (v.166#4) pg. 134

Replacing a wall-hung bathroom sink with a sink-and-vanity combination.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1993 (v.170#10) pg. 91

Bathroom vanity cabinet features oak trim, three drawers and an under-sink storage area enclosed by two louvered doors. Overall dimensions: 50"x22"x34" tall.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1995 (v.172#11) pg. 103

Build a spacious vanity with extra space and a high-style look. It features a solid-surface countertop, undermounted sink and storage behind the double doors.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1997 (v.174#4) pg. 92

Add towel storage cabinet (1) above the tub where it is reached by a ladder that doubles as a towel rack and (2) under an unenclosed sink.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1971 (v.199#3) pg. 93

Add a modern vanity to your bath. Build a simple framework and cover it with flexible surfacing material.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1972 (v.201#3) pg. 93

Bathroom built-ins made from solid oak. (1) Towel and magazine rack built into wall. (2) Corner vanity. (3) Medicine chest built into wall.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1982 (v.220#2) pg. 106

Eleven fresh ideas to transform your bathroom. Includes new vanity, linen closet, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1985 (v.226#4) pg. 105

Dual-sink "floating" vanity and lighting valance feature identical trim treatments.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1985 (v.227#5) pg. 88

Two vanities for half-baths (powder rooms). (1) A wall-hung unit with overhead display shelves and a mirror-front medicine cabinet. (2) Base cabinet features a half-round protrusion holding a circular lavatory, drawers, tip-out storage bin, wall-mounted mirror and over-mirror lighting.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1987 (v.231#2) pg. 70

Bath cabinet. Wall-hung unit features an enclosed upper compartment, an open shelf for towels, and 3 Shaker pegs for hanging items. Overall dimensions: 37" tall, 21" wide, 6" deep.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #101 Mar 1998 (v.18#1) pg. 52

Tip: Bathroom storage arc. Laminate-covered plywood boxes joined with a curved segment at the top create storage cases in a narrow bathroom.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1989 (v.4#6) pg. 36

Photos show a bathroom vanity that can be built into a space 4-ft. wide. Cabinet is built of birch plywood with 2x6 fir trim. Countertop is made of smooth black beach pebbles set with epoxy.
SUNSET Mar 1977 (v.158#3) pg. 104

Photo shows how to convert an old Sheraton sideboard into a vanity for a bathroom. Est. cost: $55 for secondhand sideboard, $80 for oval sink, $20 for secondhand mirror.
SUNSET Mar 1977 (v.158#3) pg. 108

Photo shows how a bathroom cabinet can be built of oak to provide 24-ft. of adjustable shelves.
SUNSET Oct 1977 (v.159#4) pg. 182

Tip: Tall, skinny bathroom cabinet with fluorescent light the length of one side is designed to mount at the side of a bathroom mirror.
SUNSET Apr 1981 (v.166#4) pg. 148

Tip: Modified bottom vanity drawer serves as a child's stepstool up to sink.
SUNSET Sep 1989 (v.183#3) pg. 84

Smarter bath storage. How to use vanities, cabinets and niches intelligently to coax volumes of storage space from the smallest bath.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #813 Mar 1997 (v.93) pg. 46

Wall-hung bathroom cabinet features two louvered doors, towel rack and open display shelf. Overall dimensions: 19"W x 7"D x 30"H.
WOODSMITH #37 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 14

Bathroom cabinet in pine designed to fit around a wall-mounted bathroom mirror and overhead shaving light.
WOODWORKER #1071 Feb 1983 (v.87) pg. 118

Bathroom enhancers. (1) Wood-framed, wall-mounted mirror. (2) Toothbrush and mug-holder. (3) Wall-hung shelf. (4) Wall-hung cabinet with frame-and-panel doors. (5) Toilet-roll holder. (6) Towel-rail.
WOODWORKER #1100 Jul 1985 (v.89) pg. 512

Vanity cabinet for a bathroom sink. Features frame-and-panel doors in knotty pine tongue-and-groove boards.
WOODWORKER #1102 Sep 1985 (v.89) pg. 683

How to enlarge and renovate a bathroom. Part 3. Installing a vanity.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1976 (v.32#6) pg. 64

How to build half-drawers that fit in the space just in front of the sink of a vanity.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1977 (v.33#3) pg. 16

How to build a contemporary bathroom vanity.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1977 (v.33#6) pg. 20

Shop-built vanity updates bathroom. Basic contruction plan for a plywood vanity cabinet with provision for storage drawers, sink, frame-and-panel doors, etc. Includes information on making the doors and applying plastic laminate to top, edges, backsplash, etc.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1979 (v.35#1) pg. 52

Adjustable bathroom shelf and cabinet. Wooden floor-to-ceiling columns on each side of the toilet tank support a small storage cabinet and a shelf, both of which can be adjusted up and down the columns.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1979 (v.35#2) pg. 111

Island vanity has two basins, mirrored doors, and ten storage drawers. Dimensions: 60" long, 24" wide and 36" tall.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1981 (v.37#5) pg. 46

Small wall-hung cabinet features two antique glass bottles set into cutouts in the door.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1982 (v.38#1) pg. 74

Handsome wall-mounted cabinet is exercise in joinery. Features frame-and-panel door, mortise and tenon joints, dado joints, and rabbets. Overall dimensions: 29" tall, 18" wide, 6" deep.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1985 (v.41#3) pg. 36

Attractive bathroom vanity cabinet for a single basin is built from ordinary lumber and equipped with stock louvered doors.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1985 (v.41#6) pg. 109
Correction WORKBENCH May-Jun 1986 (v.42#3) pg. 29

Shaker-style storage cabinets are built into an attic bathroom (or any room with a sloping ceiling). Unit includes 8 storage drawers, two shelf units with frame-and-panel doors, vanity shelf and padded bench.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1989 (v.45#2) pg. 30

Maximum vanity storage. How to remodel your bathroom vanity to add the maximum number of drawers possible.
WORKBENCH Apr-May 1993 (v.49#2) pg. 36

Finishes for wood cabinets in kitchens and baths. Choosing between maximum protection and showing off the wood.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1994 (v.50#4) pg. 14

Upgrade a bathroom cabinet. Access to plumbing is concealed behind a removable chest of drawers installed in a wall.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1994 (v.50#4) pg. 34

Installing manufactured cabinetry in kitchen or bath. A related article deals with selection of cabinets.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1998 (v.54#2) pg. 18, 25

How to build a large bathroom vanity featuring plenty of drawer space in the base cabinet and counter-to-ceiling cabinets flanking a large mirror. Construction combines cherry-veneered MDF with solid wood. The doors are frame-and-panel. A companion article gives additional bathroom cabinet ideas.
WORKBENCH #251 Jan-Feb 1999 (v.55#1) pg. 32, 40