Claw foot bathtub and vanity bureau installation

Fiberglass claw foot bathtub.
Fiberglass claw foot bathtub.

We bought this tub through Sears, its made of fiberglass and acrylic. A few months after we bought it we found another style at Rona, which, for $200 more was better styled and thicker walls. Almost like a slipper foot style, but I was committed to this tub, so it stays.

 

 

 

Fiberglass claw foot bathtub.
Fiberglass claw foot bathtub.

This drop in sink we picked up at Home Depot for a bargain at $79.00

Drop in sink
Drop in sink

This is the old vanity we bought at an auction for $75. The oval template came with the drop in sink. Simply align it where we wanted the sink to be, drill a starter hole and cut out the oval with a jig saw. You’ll see the holes we drilled for the taps and spout. We wanted something to go with the faucets that came with the claw foot tub and had a vintage look to them. Ironically the taps cost more than the sink and vanity combined.

Bathroom vanity dresser
Bathroom vanity dresser

You can see in the photo the pencil lines drawn onto the drawer bottom. I simply placed a carpenter’s square into the hole to act as a guide while I made the markings. I traced the oval completely then I visualized the drawer being pulled open with the sink in place. That’s when I realized the back portion of the drawer will have to be cut out, that’s why you see the straight pencil line which I marked in afterwards. I’d like to be able to save the drawers for some useage. I’m not sure how the drawer will function when being pulled out but I’m thinking I might add a full extension drawer slide to solve that.

Bathroom dresser vanity.
Bathroom dresser vanity.

Now, to complete the installation.

About Jim Barry

A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

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