Staining Finishing And InstallingThe Vanity

Staining Finishing And InstallingThe Vanity

I stained the cabinet with red mahogany stain, left that to dry overnight and then sprayed on coats of tinted polyurethane to darken it and even it out. I topped that with 3 coats of clear satin polyurethane for a tough, durable finish. I wanted the cabinet dark to contrast the lighter colours in the room.
This video is from three years ago and I’m showing it here now because I’ve finally gotten around to finishing the project.

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50 Comments

  1. Mario Pereira on September 18, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    nice! well done

  2. jonbrabham on September 18, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    more i build it home projects, please =) kitchen all done?

  3. Ken Strohmeyer on September 18, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    I love your T-Shirt!

  4. Morten Mortensen on September 18, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    The finished colour came out great, I must admit the red mahogany stain on it’s own didn’t look great but another 4 layers of tinted PU varnish sure fixed that.

    Now the only gripe I would have with the installation of the vanity unit was that you left a huge gaping hole below it where you didn’t tile it all up to the wall, if , scratch that, when the plumbing leaks you won’t know about it until it rots through the floor and through the ceiling below whereas if you’d tiled the entire floor you would know about it a lot sooner when the water ran out from below the vanity unit.

    That’s just my fear, I know that if I did that in my house then sods law would dictate a slow leak wrecking the subfloor…

    Am I alone in thinking this will happen?

  5. Michael Rodgers on September 18, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Curious about the poly. If the first coat wasn’t drying quickly, why would adding additional coats help?

  6. JimTheSoundman on September 18, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    3 years to finish a bathroom remodel? Wow, John is as big a procrastinator as I am! Just kidding…calm down everyone.

  7. Brent Cable on September 18, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Love your content. Thanks for providing your opinion for us.

  8. Vedran B on September 18, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    That’s chip board with a veneer not plywood, right?

  9. Jim Dockrell on September 18, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Looks good. Nice sink you picked out.

  10. baconsoda on September 18, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    That’s a good job… and a beautiful sink.

  11. Rambozo Clown on September 18, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    While donut dough is great as plumbing putty, I find polyurethane pancake batter adheres to ceramic tile a lot better and really works well in wet environments.

  12. Michael R on September 18, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Nice John…sink brand and model?

  13. John Heisz - I Build It on September 18, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    I stained the cabinet with red mahogany stain, left that to dry overnight and then sprayed on coats of tinted polyurethane to darken it and even it out. I topped that with 3 coats of clear satin polyurethane for a tough, durable finish. I wanted the cabinet dark to contrast the lighter colours in the room.
    This video is from three years ago and I’m showing it here now because I’ve finally gotten around to finishing the project.

  14. Brian Nelson on September 18, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Nice work as always

  15. steelshade on September 18, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Writing stain recipe inside cabinet.
    Toe kick reinforcing block.
    Good stuff.

  16. Craig Sudman on September 18, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Real nice job John. Nothing teaches like failure; found that out when I had to replace a panel that I put a little too much pressure with the sander, Doh! Great video, thumbs up.

  17. Mansard Manor on September 18, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Great Results John
    Any chance you remember what’s the PSI you used out of the spray gun ?
    Me thinking about 15-20 PSI 🤔

  18. asbus100 on September 18, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    👍👍🔨

  19. Patricio Garzaro on September 18, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Thank you John, super helpful as always, i have to make 1 for my house (the test one) and 3 for some rental apartments that i have. Collecting tips. Greetings from Argentina

  20. radry100 on September 18, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Acrylic caulking is not waterproof though. It will desolve compared to silicone. Acrylic caulking can only be used to fill gaps that will never come into contact with water.

  21. Tony Blackwell on September 18, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Nice sink!

  22. Ben Winchester on September 18, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    That is amazing John! Love seeing your furniture type builds. You have a really good taste for design. Side note, you haven’t been popping up in my feed!!! I’ve missed the last five videos of yours!

  23. TheMILOKLIZ on September 18, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Man you look so much younger in this video. Nice job!

  24. Doug Commons on September 18, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Coming along nicely John. Love the sink.

  25. Diederik van de Dijk on September 18, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Would love to see that caulking after two years of use and cleaning. I mean, sure it’s waterproof and paintable. But how long will it stay waterproof?

  26. Kip does Stuff on September 18, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Liked it the first time I saw it, loved it this time. Good work John.

  27. Arablelecrocket on September 18, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Basic stuff but well, nay very well, presented. I enjoy your videos very much

  28. B N on September 18, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    My apologies if I missed it, but how did you seal the bottom edge of the particle core (where it meets the floor) to prevent water ingress?

  29. Jerome St. Sauver on September 18, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    nicely done!

  30. Najem on September 18, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Hi, i want to contact with you,, can you give me your mobile number so i can contact with you by what’s up. Thanks

  31. STAR WOODWORK on September 18, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Good job nics work

  32. Doug C on September 18, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    John, nice build and informative finishing instructions. I do have a quick question however what type of finish sprayer are you using?

  33. J.M. Castilla on September 18, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Great thanks for your videos
    A greeting from Spain

  34. Jose Antonio Castañefa on September 18, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    El vídeo está bueno pero estuviera mejor si lo tradujieran

  35. bobsort on September 18, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    One small question, I know you can change that cabinet anytime you like, isn’t humidity causing particle board to disintegrate and develop mold? asking because my country is very humid and my particle board kitchen cabinet is falling apart after a year.

  36. Jess Julian on September 18, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Great job John. Instructions were concise and to point. Thanks for sharing.

  37. De Hamelhaantjes cochin on September 18, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Is this A old vid John? Or a new upload?

  38. Kenneth Nielsen on September 18, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    74th.

  39. Fred McIntyre on September 18, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Looking good John! 😃👌🏻👍🏻👊🏻

  40. simon cowie on September 18, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Very nice.

  41. LostWhits on September 18, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Writing down the recipe for the stain was a clever idea (I’m stealing that), Being three years later, is the stained poly still any good?

  42. Utah Prepper on September 18, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Is the house next to yours for sale?

  43. ТЕХНО ЛОГИН on September 18, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Качественный инструмент бесспорное подспорье умелым рукам😉😉

  44. Moxlonibus Krypt on September 18, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Great video as always. I like the Focus Master too.

  45. Scott louis on September 18, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Looks great John as always

  46. Philip Ellis on September 18, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Wow looking good 👍👌

  47. Werner Pfeifer on September 18, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Are there no wall-mounted toilets in canada?

  48. Artur Lend on September 18, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    🇵🇱👍

  49. Shop Therapy on September 18, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    I might have missed the memo, but are these reuploaded old videos?

  50. Wolf Gollnitz on September 18, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    Good to see some of your old projects again. Be safe!

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