Project Description

  • Project Name: Burmese Teak Bathroom Vanities – Jupiter, Fl
  • Manufactured by: Carib Teak
  • Project Date:   March 3, 2020
  • Wood Type: 8/4 Burmese Teak Hardwood and 3/4″ Teak Plywood
  • Location:  Jupiter, Fl
  • Project time: 4 weeks

Project Details

We were recently contacted by a local client of ours interested in Teak Vanities for her master bathroom. This newly renovated home located on the water in Jupiter, Fl was in need of some updating. Staying along with the old Florida home theme they were interested in two Teak vanities for the Master bathroom overlooking the Jupiter inlet. Together we worked on a design based on the customers needs as well as use and practicality. This project was a first for us and certainly not the last.

We began by partnering with the client to get her thoughts on design, style and practicality. After reviewing many drawings we ended up going with a simple shaker style drawer with louvered doors. This bathroom has two locations for vanities on opposite walls. The client wanted both to match in style.

Once the design was narrowed down we got to work! We used solid hardwood teak for the drawer boxes , drawer fronts and louvered doors along with using solid 3/4″ teak plywood for the base and shell of the vanities. Each piece was carefully measured and cut to specific dimensions based on each space.

To start, we made the shells of the vanities first. Using clamps, we put together the shells to specific dimensions prior to gluing. Once the shells were put together we cut panels for the inside walls and starting making the base or pedestal for the vanities to stand on.

Next, we started making the drawer boxes as well as the drawer fronts. Using solid hardwood teak we began by milling all the boards to the desired size. Planing, joining and finally cutting to size on the table saw. Once they were finished we began by notching the drawer fronts for the drawer boxes. Each box was dove tailed to fit snugly. Once drawer boxes were completed we glued up and let sit for 24 hrs. In the meantime , we began working on the louvered doors. Each piece was milled to size and then carefully notched to fit the groove. This process was notched by hand. This took time to ensure each piece was the same depth. This took about two to three days to make sure each door was matched up properly then glued together.

Once everything was complete we went back over and placed teak edge-banding on all exposed edges. We covered the pedestal with the teak ply. The drawer boxes were assembled and hardware was placed on each drawer. Once done, the hardware on the drawers can be adjusted for spacing.

During each step we sprayed each piece/area with conversion varnish to prior to final glue up. This step is necessary in ensuring all areas were properly covered and sealed prior to assembly.

It is now time to assemble. Using clamps we made sure each area was square and level. This is an important step. You want to make sure once counter-top is placed on top everything is level. We let sit for 24 hours to let glue dry. Then we are ready for delivery.

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