Just a brief update on the vanity build to share some important news. The vanity build took a hard left turn so-to-say. The base cabinets are too short. That’s all there is to it. It was designed too short based upon dimensions we didn’t scrutinize enough and we didn’t catch the mistake until we had a discussion on the overall height. Just a simple error that slipped under the radar. Dimension error compounded by a design error. If you take a children’s desk and add 6″ to the bottom of the feet it doesn’t make it an adult desk. It makes it a children’s desk with stilts. We aren’t going to accept a project on stilts as our final product. We’ve explored every alternative to modifying the bases to work and unfortunately everything just looks like a bandaid of some kind. The other option is to remake the bases entirely but we’re not taking that route due to the footage we already shot being confusing with new material and, most importantly, not having a good color match between the top and the bottom by getting a mixed amount of lumber from two batches. Live, learn, and move on with your chin up.
The solution is to split the build. We are putting the lower cabinets aside to think about a future use for them and are going to proceed with a pub style or man-cave style dart board cabinet with the upper cabinets. We will sell the cabinet locally once completed.
I’m sharing this with you because, as we all know, we all make mistakes. When I leave a mistake in one of my videos it’s because there is something to be learned from it. Other mistakes that have no value in showing I simply do not show. We all make mistakes. Learn from them and move on with more knowledge. And when life gives you lemons…make lemonade :)