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    Hi guys..been awhile and all is going well.
    Supply and waste lines are done(90% - need final cut sheet for tub), joists have been sistered more than required, subfloor has been laid, electric is in, some sheetrock is even going up, etc

    But now we have hit a small bump in the road..."the plan" was to put a recessed bathroom cabinet(RBC) over the pedistal sink. The RBCs and big blue and orange leave much to be desired. Seraching the web for this has been more of an excercise in futility than one can imagine.

    I was hoping some of the bath pro's here would have some sites that show various RBCs.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Thanks Terry,
    I'm sure the "boss" will be able to select one that will match the bathroom's decor.

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    While they don't stock many, HD and any bath design store has numerous suppliers that make those with the same finishes of the vanities...course, you have to wait for them to be delivered.
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    Talking recessed cabinet

    installing a recessed cabinet is a job I would
    not wish on a dog....every time I have done it
    their was always a "little surprise" waiting for me
    like a 3 inch cast iron stack ......or something like that

    you can almost expect trouble , at least expect cutting
    down half the house with a chain saw just to get the
    wall cleared out enough to make the cabinet fit.

    have you already cut out a hole in the wall where you
    want to recess this cabinet to see
    what might be lurking in that wall???




    good luck
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    Mark is right, of course!...assuming you want the thing in front of the sink, it is highly likely that there is a vent line in the wall. You'll often have electrical wiring in there as well, since lights are a common thing, too . I recently put one in, but ended up building out a section of the wall the depth of a 2x4 and drywall. Bought it from teh same place I bought the vanity...same wood and finish. Almost looks like I planned it that way...
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    Quote Originally Posted by master plumber mark

    you can almost expect trouble , at least expect cutting
    down half the house with a chain saw just to get the
    wall cleared out enough to make the cabinet fit.

    have you already cut out a hole in the wall where you
    want to recess this cabinet to see
    what might be lurking in that wall???

    good luck

    Have no fear !
    This bathroom was gutted to the studs - no more surprises...
    ...just questions, like where am I going to get a recessed cabinet ...Terry has pointed me in a good direction.

    Quote Originally Posted by jadnashua
    .... it is highly likely that there is a vent line in the wall...electrical wiring in there as well, since lights are a common thing, too .
    The vent stack is off to the side and comes up a good 24" OFF the wall ~ lower walls to not match the upper walls where this bath is.
    Electricity WOULD be an issue - but since I'm an electrical contractor the bath will be lit-up like Yankee Stadium with too many switches..LOL.

    You guys are BOTH correct. However, when gutting and re-building I planned ahead - if only slightly - for this...I knew the cabinet would be recessed and I knew there would a light over it. Actually FINDING items that will fit in the space available is the challange.
    I'll post a picture of where I am up to tom'row....as a reference point, you can check some of my previous posts:
    http://terrylove.com/forums/search.php?searchid=75603

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    You might consider having one custom made by a local cabinet shop. Those box store cabinets are mostly pressed wood at bests. This is just a basic box with a door, so a custom cabinet would not be a whole lot more expensive than a good quality one ready-made, and it would be designed for your use.

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    Excellant idea!
    I never even considered that. I'll run it past the "boss", and see what she says.

    Thanks for the reply.

    (PS to anyone following this thread/my bath project...I've been swamped at work and haven't even seen the bath in weeks...pictures will be comming soon ~ I hope)

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    Check out this company. www.inwallcabinets.com They have really nice quality cabinets. Bath cabinets are in 3 sizes. I installed one of their cue racks and back bar cabinets. Wow, it came out soo nice. made a hugh difference--created a nice custom built in look.

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    Sounds interesting, best of luck with your projects!

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    Tony I bought an oval-all metal/glass shelves 30X20 last year at a local big box. I don't recall which one---but it's still in stock as of a couple weeks back.
    4 adjustable glass shelves. It was about 75 bucks.
    Xlnt quality and robust construction.
    If you are tired of looking at the same shape mirror---this is the ticket.

    I paid a handy man to put in in. It Did take him the good part of a day to install---but it was worth it.

    It came with detailed instructions and heavy gage metal fabrication.

    Mike50

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    If he's still waiting for advice after 2 years, he has the patience of Job.
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    Uh oh....LOL-- touche!

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    I like his handle, anyways - that was a pretty good book.
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