Vanity desk

 
Convertible vanity desk
Cosmetic chaos under control

With the folding vanity desk you can very quickly make all your beauty utensils magically disappear.

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    In future, all beauty queens with a DIY talent will be able to have even the biggest cosmetic chaos under control: With the folding vanity desk you can very quickly make all your beauty utensils magically disappear, making space for writing, drawing, chatting and everything that today’s urban queen does at her desk.

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      When you want simplicity.
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      Versatility for more.
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      When you seek the best.

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    Universal

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    Easy

    Universal

    Advanced

    Other accessories:

    • Paintbrush

    Required materials:

    • Table with unscrewable tabletop (adapt material size of other components to the table; it is recommended that the size of the sunken compartment be about 1/3 of the table.)
    • MDF board (size depending on size of sunken compartment)
    • Sufficient pine glued laminated timber (length depending on size of sunken compartment)
    • Square timber (length depending on size of sunken compartment)
    • Brass hinges with matching screws
    • Wood screws
    • Nails
    • Paint
    • Mirror with adhesive suspension (size matching the folding panel)

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    Item

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    1

    Table with unscrewable tabletop (adapt material size of other components to the table; it is recommended that the size of the sunken compartment be about 1/3 of the table.)

    1

    1

    MDF board (size depending on size of sunken compartment)

    3 mm

    2

    Sufficient pine glued laminated timber (length depending on size of sunken compartment)

    1.8 cm

    3

    4

    Square timber (length depending on size of sunken compartment)

    30 cm

    1.8 cm

    4

    2

    Brass hinges with matching screws

    5.1 cm

    3.8 cm

    5

    20

    Wood screws

    40 mm

    4 mm

    6

    20

    Nails

    17 mm

    1.6 mm

    7

    Paint

    8

    1

    Mirror with adhesive suspension (size matching the folding panel)

    1

    Cutting out the flap

    1 - Cutting out the flap
    Cutting out the flap

    You will find a nice old table in grandma’s attic, on a flee market or maybe even in one of your own rooms. Before you start, unscrew the tabletop from the frame. Then define the dimensions of the sunken compartment depending on the size of the chosen table. Transfer the dimensions onto the centre of the tabletop and cut out the flap for the sunken compartment using a jigsaw such as the PST 18 LI cordless jigsaw from Bosch.

    2

    Fitting the hinges

    2 - Fitting the hinges
    Fitting the hinges

    The highlight of the vanity desk is its folding tabletop, which makes all creams, tubes and brushes disappear in no time. For this, you screw the previously cut-out flap to the table with the brass hinges so that the hinges are on the back of the flap when it is folded up. This can be done using the PSR 10,8 LI-2 cordless drill driver from Bosch, which enables you to pre-drill the holes cleanly and precisely.

    3

    Sawing the sunken compartment to size

    3 - Sawing the sunken compartment to size
    Sawing the sunken compartment to size

    Next, you need to use the jigsaw again: Cut the base of the sunken compartment out of the MDF board and the four side panels out of the glued laminated timber so that they match the size of the flap. The wider the slats of glued laminated timber, the deeper the sunken compartment will be – and the more space you will have for everything a woman needs!

    4

    Fitting together the sunken compartment

    4 - Fitting together the sunken compartment
    Fitting together the sunken compartment

    Now screw together the side panels with the cordless drill driver. When doing so, fix each of the panels together with two wood screws with their corners exactly flush so that the sunken compartment fits precisely in the cutout in the table. Then put the previously sawn base on and nail it to the side panels from above at the edge. Note: To increase stability, spread the nails evenly over all four sides.

    5

    Colouring

    5 - Colouring
    Colouring

    You can now paint the sunken compartment in trendy colours to create a wow effect. On a black table, for example, also paint the outer sides black. You can paint the underside of the flap and the inside of the sunken compartment in a bright contrast colour – a soft pink was used here.

    6

    Reinforcing the tabletop

    6 - Reinforcing the tabletop
    Reinforcing the tabletop

    Whilst the paint is drying on the sunken compartment, saw two pieces of square timber to the length of the sunken compartment and fit them to the underside of the tabletop along the cutout using three wood screws for each. Tip: For a better hold, you can also reinforce all four sides of the sunken compartment with square timber.

    7

    Fitting the sunken compartment

    7 - Fitting the sunken compartment
    Fitting the sunken compartment

    Then insert the dried sunken compartment and screw it to the pieces of square timber from the inside outwards. Make sure that the top edge of the sunken compartment is flush underneath the tabletop, and the flap can be completely closed. Finally, mount the mirror in the centre of the inner side of the flap.

    Now you can store away your utensils in the compartment, give your reflection a wink, close the flap and never again will you need to hectically tidy up when visitors spontaneously drop by!


    Legal note

    Bosch does not accept any responsibility for the instructions stored here. Bosch would also like to point out that you follow these instructions at your own risk. For your own safety, please take all the necessary precautions.


     

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