In the search for custom rustic vanities, you will find many different styles. With so many styles, choosing just the right one can be difficult; so, let’s start the journey into the seemingly complex array of choices. To begin with, we have to define what rustic is. Rustic might be defined by a plain or simple look of untrimmed branches or rough timber. Rustic vanities are bathroom sink units with washbasins that may have a counter area and a natural root, antler, stump or cabinet underneath. Let’s take a look at different styles.
Stump pedestal vanities are designed and crafted by using the natural log of the tree. The root base can be inverted and the washbasin can be carved into the end grain of the log with the faucet placed on the wall. Another style is crafted from an ornate burly, knotted log base with a larger end grain log slab placed on top with the washbasin and faucet carved in. The under side and back of these logs are hollowed out for the plumbing. They are finished with a waterproof finish and are easy to install.
Redwood root rustic vanities are designed and crafted around the natural roots of a redwood tree. These root systems are from trees that have already lived their life and are removed from the forest floor.
In most cases, the redwood root system has a redwood burl slab attached to the top as a redwood counter. This natural wood counter can feature a live natural edge. A washbasin can be placed onto the natural wood counter as a top mount or under mount sink; but a natural stone vessel sink or a hand-tapped copper vessel sink will create a unique look in your rustic vanity. The faucet can be place in the redwood counter top or place as a wall mount faucet.
Moose antler vanities or antler vanities are created by using natural shed antlers. These use antlers to form the base under a natural wood slab top. The washbasin can be carved into the wood counter or a natural vessel sink or vessel copper sink will provide the finishing touch. There are no limits to the possibilities.
A conventional cabinet style vanity trimmed with logs creates a contemporary rustic vanity. These simple but elegant rustic vanities can be crafted using hickory, cherry, cedar, black walnut, redwood, knotty alder lumber and trimmed with hickory logs, cedar logs or aspen logs. They can have a natural wood counter or stone counter.
Barn wood vanities are crafted using recovered barn wood. Most are crafted from 150 year old or older barns. The grayish brown patina with the circular saw marks brings simple rustic elegance to these barn wood vanities.
No rustic vanity is complete without a natural mirror. The rustic mirrors crafted to complement the different style.
Rustic is a lifestyle that invites rest and relaxation. Long gone are the days of simply slapping some wood together and calling it rustic. The artistic designs of different mediums create elegant rustic vanities that will complement rustic decor. So, explore the many styles of rustic! There is no limit to what the mind can conceive.