There are certain types of wood that can truly capture the rustic look of log cabin bathroom vanities. Such are mahogany, cherry, and oak. When coated properly with wood sealant, these types of wood can last for a very long time.
Finish is as important as the type of wood used for the rustic vanity. This is because it protects the wood from water damages and gives it the rustic appeal.
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Some vanities are hand painted with intricate designs, some are sanded for smoother finish; and some are just applied with wood sealant to achieve its most natural finish. Choose one that fits best to your log cabin bathroom design.
Material Combination for Rustic Bathroom Vanities
Rustic vanities are made from wood but the countertops and sink are made from a variety of materials. Porcelain, ceramic, glass, metal, stainless steel, copper, and aluminium are some of the material used for vanity sinks; granite, wood, and other natural stones for the vanity countertops.
Again, no matter what types of materials are used for the vanity countertop and sink, your choice should fit best to your log cabin bathroom design.
Adelina 36 inch Antique Bathroom Vanity by listvanities.com. A combination between faux finish, crystal white marble top and white under mount porcelain sink.
Abel 60 inch Rustic Brown Wash Bathroom Vanity by listvanities.com. Another fine combination between rustic brown wash, easy to clean white marble and white ceramic sink.
Wine Barrel Vanity Oval Copper Sink and Brass Faucet by polyvore.com. Made from wine barrel, hand-made hammered copper sink and oil rubbed brass faucet.
Reclaimed Wood and Re-purposing Furniture into Rustic Bathroom Vanities
Rustic bathroom vanities can be crafted from reclaimed wood, just as long planks can be crafted into long dining room tables.
Many rustic bathroom vanities have been retrofitted from rustic furniture. Re-purposing furniture with previous lives used in other rooms of the house can be cut to accommodate the plumbing of a bathroom sink.
Undermount basins do exactly what they say on the tin; they are mounted underneath a countertop, which overhangs the basin a little. They're easy to clean around, and maximize usable counter space.
Countertop basins are also called vessel basins or sit-on bowls, and they sit atop the vanity, affixed near the waste outlet at the bottom. Countertop basins come in a huge range of materials and shapes, from basic white porcelain to luxe cut crystal and bold colorful acrylic.
Many modern vanity models made by modern manufacturers come in sizes to fit any bathroom with many customisable options. Wood and stain color can vary to fit the rest of the bathroom's decor. Vanities can be designed to look like other furniture throughout the house.
Bathroom renovation from Charlotte Turtle, as it features a unique take on the basin sink: two large painted ceramic bowls that sit atop a rustic barn-wood surface.
This vintage desk-turned-vanity is unusual but practical, the space underneath could house a wastepaper basket or a basket of folded towels.
Admit it, a rustic vanity will make your log cabin or country home bathroom look stunningly warn and inviting. A fusion of old and new that vanity offers adds to the comforts of your home.