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Old 10-17-2009, 02:00 PM   #1
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'72 Rear Bathroom Remodel

As you may or may not remember from a previous post, the contour of the radiused walls in the rear bathroom have changed over the years. As a result, the ABS bathroom vanity no longer fits snug along the radiused part of the walls.

I've decided to have a friend make and install a new vanity in the bathroom. We're thinking about some changes to the bathroom layout, but nothing drastic. I'm leaning toward keeping the tub where it is and install a bench along the back wall so you can sit while you're in the tub (the wife loves this idea). Any other ideas from those who have redone their rear bathroom?
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Just curious...

What is the new vanity going to be made out of? Are you going to still make it in the shape/curve of the old? Or redesign completely?

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Just curious...

What is the new vanity going to be made out of? Are you going to still make it in the shape/curve of the old? Or redesign completely?

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Probably a laminate over a 1/2 inch particleboard. The shape will not be the same if we put a bench over the rear of the tub. It will probably be a single curved shaped piece from the sink to the rear of the toilet. Not sure about the other side. We might put a cabinet on that side. Any changes will require a modification to the vent pipe.
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Probably a laminate over a 1/2 inch particleboard. The shape will not be the same if we put a bench over the rear of the tub. It will probably be a single curved shaped piece from the sink to the rear of the toilet. Not sure about the other side. We might put a cabinet on that side. Any changes will require a modification to the vent pipe.
Cool ideas! You'll have to post photos when it's all done.

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i don't think i would let partical board any where close to a bathroom. medium density overlay, MDO is used in the sign industry and has a skin, is made of fir, and has no voids. i have had some sitting the woods for years and is sill in good shape
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Hey Mike,

Would love to see some photos of your progress.

And I would agree that particle board and wet locations are not good together, plus particle board is awfully heavy.

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Isn't particle board overlayed with laminate used in kitchens?
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Isn't particle board overlayed with laminate used in kitchens?

Yes it is, but even MR (moisture resistant) particle board will not stand up to prolonged high moisture environments. Once regular particle board wet wet it will begin to swell.

I have it in my kitchen countertops and I have not encountered any issues, but the seams are well sealed. Sooner, or later it will get wet, and I will replace it with stone.

I don't have it in the bathrooms because of the steamy environment.

Hartson-Kennedy Cabinet Top Co., Inc. - Laminate Countertops for Living - particleboard



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