Published on July 8th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Vanity using IKEA Fastbo panels,Stainless IKEA kitchen Cabinet doors and Butcher Block Countertops

Materials: Fastbo Panels, Ikea Stainless Doors, Numerar Countertop

Description: We repurposed an existing vanity (builders beige) by removing the doors, then affixing the Fastbo panels to suit the Ikea standard kitchen cabinet stainless doors (not alot of work) – (sorry don’t have the Ikea name of the stainless doors- they have a copper now but I havent seen the stainless in doors in a while.)

We then used Ikea butchers block NUMERAR countertop, stained it in ebony minwax stain and varnished with 5 coats polyurethane in high gloss.

Then added square sinks from Rona and faucets as well.

~ Colette, Ottawa, Ontario Canada

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Jules Yap

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14 Responses to Vanity using IKEA Fastbo panels,Stainless IKEA kitchen Cabinet doors and Butcher Block Countertops

  1. Cabinet Doors says:

    Hey, nice site you have here! Keep up the excellent work!

  2. Vee says:

    and where did you get the sinks?

  3. Anonymous says:

    That looks amazing!

  4. Anonymous says:

    That is genius. Well done.

  5. keter-magick says:

    Lovely! Numerar must be sanded thoroughly before it will take stain properly. Also, if water gets under polyurethane finish, it will lift the finish and cause peeling, so I would not select it for a wet area.

    I needed a surround for a new glass cooktop that was to be mounted on a freestanding island (made from Akurum cabinets (also with stainless doors), and Numerar was the best choice. I stained it to match the reddish teak finish on other woodwork and finished with four coats of Gym-Seal (finish for hardwood gym floors). If you use this product, be aware that it can take 3 days for each coat to dry and must be sanded between coats…but it buffs out to a mirror shine after the final coat. Also put one coat of sealant on the underside to prevent warping if you live in an area with high humidity. Four years later, the finish is still perfect despite daily use and cleaning. You must use a trivet under hot pots, but it shrugs off steam and the occasional boil-over.

  6. ikea coupons says:

    now that’s a nice bathroom!

  7. Paula says:

    Just brilliant, really gorgeous work.

  8. Anonymous says:

    did the door hinges just fit? I wanted to do this, but the doorframe on my builders cabinet doesnt seem to be the right fit for the ikea hinges and would need some reinforcement to build up the molding enough to fit the ikea hinges. any more details you can offer?

  9. Jenny says:

    It looks fantastic. Well done.

  10. Anonymous says:

    The ebony stain looks great! Very nice work.

  11. Fabric Fanatic says:

    Very nice. I would never have thought of the ebony stain on the butcher block, but it works!!
    You should be very proud.

  12. Anonymous says:

    GENIUS! nicely done

  13. Anonymous says:

    Wahou! Very nice, I like it a lot. You did a great job.
    Dominique, Toronto

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