Walnut Lumber & Additional Supply Issues


I’m hoping to start on my vanity and storage cabinet for the bathroom today, and I may be able to do that, but I’m not 100% sure. The good news is that I picked up my walnut tree yesterday. I ordered 3 pieces of 1″ x 3″, 1 piece of 1″ x 4″, and 8 pieces of 1″ x 2″. I ordered an 8-foot length, but they came in 10-foot and 12-foot. And those 12 pieces of walnut lumber came to $458. So that doesn’t help my nervousness about starting this project. 😀

And I wasn’t happy with the fact that my one 1″ x 4″ piece had a big hole in it…

I think it will be fine. I have the lengths I need on either side of that strap, but it’s just frustrating to pay so much for walnut and get a piece with a big hole in it.

But anyway, that’s not the disappointing part. The frustrating part is that I had a hard time finding the little cabinet trim in walnut. These supply chain issues made it really difficult, which meant I couldn’t get the design I wanted on my vanities and storage cabinets.

I was hoping to end up with something like this…

But everything seems to be out of the little trim with no restock date given.

So I’m not sure what to do at this point. I might go ahead and make it with the products I have, and make the drawer fronts all smooth slab-front drawers, which would give a more modern look that I like. It is similar to this vanity is from Sean’s Woodworking

Or I could completely switch gears and make a panel door, because obviously I can get the wood needed for the stiles and rails. That seems to be the case this drawer and doors on this vanity also from Sean’s Woodworking

So I’m not sure what to do. I’ve been looking for this trim for at least two months now, so I’m pretty sure I’ve exhausted all the possibilities I know of.

Where do I go from here? A style gives me a very decidedly modern look, which can be balanced a bit by the broken walnut legs of the vanities. And the other will give me a look that I liken to a farmhouse look. And! I just don’t know. In case you forgot, this is the general design I’m going for on the vanity wall…





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