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How to Get the Bathroom Vanity You Want

Having done home renovation ourselves, we know that finding just the right pieces can be a challenge. And it's frustrating to make the endless design decisions and find out you can't find a furniture piece that matches. That's why all Appaloosa Orchards wood vanities are made-to-order. Our goal is to help everyone find the vanity for their bathroom that they want, not just the vanity they can find.

In our product listings, we've tried to offer a variety of customizable options. These include wood type and texture, stain color, door style and decorative side panels. Let's look a little closer at these options.

Wood Type/Texture

All of our vanities are made with solid red oak frames for stability. Then we use your choice of Woodland Weathered, Classic Red Oak, or Rough Hewn Red Oak to finish the vanity frame, drawer and cabinet fronts, and side panels.

In the shop, our Woodland Weathered vanities are listed as a separate product style - Cortland. The Woodland Weathered is reclaimed farm fence wood, with a rustic and naturally-achieved weathering. It is rougher to the touch than more traditionally finished wood and provides a very unique look.

Classic Oak is a more traditionally finished wood option. We still allow for knots and color variations to be included in the pieces we use, but it is a smooth texture, stained to highlight the natural grain of the wood.

Rough Hewn Oak is a more rustic option that shows the saw marks from milling the wood. It's a simple way to make a statement without a hostile takeover of the overall bathroom design.


On all products, except Woodland Weathered products, you can choose the stain color. We have a listing of fifteen stain blends that help provide a spectrum of color. Everyone sees color a little differently and is drawn to different shades and hues. It can be tricky to know what you're getting from a picture on a website, so here are our stain colors with some helpful descriptions.

Door Style

We offer three different door styles on all of our vanities: Shaker, Barn Slant, and Barn X. Just changing out the door style can alter the overall look of the vanity. All of our drawer fronts come in the shaker style, and choosing a different, yet complimentary, door style can add some personality to the vanity.

Shaker doors are a very traditional and clean look for the cabinet doors. Not too fussy, allowing the beauty of the wood grain and other features to stand out on their own.

Barn Slant and Barn X doors may be similar in concept and construction, but they each have their own distinct look, especially when paired with other features and elements on the vanity. You can mix and match doors and side panels to find the balance of design elements that speaks to you.

Side Panels

Currently, for each vanity we have a standard side panel design assigned (You can change this upon request, but we'll cover that in a minute). The options match the cabinet door styles: Shaker, Barn Slant, and Barn X. For each order, you can select the number of side panels you require. Each vanity is listed with two side panels (left and right) and priced accordingly. However, we know that not all spaces are the same, so you may only need one, or none, if your vanity will sit between two walls. When adding the vanity to your cart, you can designate whether or not you will need both panels, Left or Right (when looking at the vanity), or none. The price will adjust according to the number of panels you select.


Have you looked through our catalog and still can't quite find what you're looking for? We'll customize it for you! We really want you to find the vanity that completes your bathroom design, and we won't charge you excessive fees to get it. If there is a product in our store that is almost what you want, send us a message and let us know how you need it altered to make it perfect! Since all of our products are made-to-order, our custom pricing uses the same formula as our products listed in the store. Some elements require additional labor or material, so they add cost, but we promise it won't be exorbitant.

Some examples of custom request elements:

  • side panel design different from the store listing

  • Wood Patchwork side panels

  • sliding barn cabinet door

  • Open/Cubby Shelves

  • Uncommon sizes/dimensions

What other elements are you looking for in a farmhouse vanity?

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