Whether you just want to freshen up your old bathroom vanity or you’re doing an extensive bathroom makeover, one of the most important elements is the countertop. You have several options, but one possibility is to use wood, which works well in bathrooms when done right.
However, buying a wood countertop and having it installed can be an expensive choice, so many people decide to do it themselves instead. And for anyone who wants to try, here are 25 plans for DIY wood bathroom countertops that should help you do it successfully.
1. How to Build & Protect a Wood Vanity Top
Just because you’re working on a budget, it doesn’t mean you need to skimp on style – and this is a post that will show you how true that can be. These bloggers started out with a dream spa-style bathroom in mind and then set about turning it into reality through DIY. This “episode” deals with the wood vanity countertop they installed, giving you all the details of how their project went.
2. How to Make a Simple Single Sink Bathroom Vanity
In this video, we learn about a project to build a DIY bathroom vanity, with this, Part 1, dealing specifically with the countertop. You get to see how he made the countertop itself as well as how he applied the finish. To find out how it looked when it was finished, you can check out the other videos in the series too!
3. How to Make a Wooden Countertop for Your Bathroom
Here’s a step-by-step guide to making a stunning wood bathroom countertop like the one featured in the post. As the blogger writes, the old one was dated and beginning to fall apart, with noticeable cracks developing. The answer was to make a new one using inexpensive supplies and a few tools that most DIYers will have access to – and as you can see from the photos, the result was highly impressive!
4. How to Build Bathroom Vanity Tops
As much fun as it is to watch amateur DIYers at work on their projects, you can always learn so much from seeing what the pros do, and that’s why this video is so interesting. In it, this YouTuber shows us his process for creating wood vanities, here from jarrah wood, for his clients. It’s fascinating to see him in action, and he explains everything clearly, making this video a recommended watch.
5. Bathroom Makeover Day 2: My $35 DIY Wood Countertop
It’s an easy enough job to make a bathroom countertop from wood without spending a fortune, and if you want to know how, this blog post should be worth a read. In it, we find out how this DIYer made hers for only $35 – and her plan is easy to replicate if you want to try it too!
6. DIY Wooden Countertop
The countertop this DIYer makes in his video isn’t actually for a bathroom, but a lot of the techniques are the same, so it’s still interesting to watch. Then, after seeing what he does, you’ll be able to adapt his techniques when it’s time to make something similar for your bathroom or any other room in your home.
7. How to Build Beautiful DIY Wood Countertops in a Day
Sometimes big DIY projects take too long to be viable, but with the plan this blogger gives you, you’ll be able to have a new plywood countertop ready in just one afternoon. As she writes in her blog, everyone advised her against a wooden countertop for her bathroom – but she insisted, and in the end, she was more than happy with her choice!
8. DIY Replacing Laminate Countertop with Butcher Block!!
Here’s an amazing DIY job that’s great fun to watch – these talented DIYers took out an old laminate countertop and replaced it with a wood version in only one hour! The intro informs us that they are in no way pros. Well, maybe not, but they definitely have all the skills you’d expect a professional to have. Check out their video to see if you agree!
9. The Foolproof Guide to DIY Wood Countertops for a Bathroom
If you’re not sure about your DIY abilities but want to try your hand at making your own wood countertop for your bathroom, this “foolproof” guide is just what you need. It takes you through the project step by step, clearly explaining everything you need to know – so by the time you’ve finished, your work should look just as impressive as the countertop in the photos.
10. How to Build & Seal Wood Countertops
The most important part of installing wood countertops in a wet and humid environment like a bathroom is sealing and protecting the wood, and if you want to learn about how to do it, this video has the info you’re looking for. We love the stylish contemporary design too, and we’re sure we won’t be the only ones.
11. DIY Wood Countertop
Many people might hesitate to install a wood countertop in a bathroom due to doubt over longevity and resistance to water. However, this blogger did the research to find out how to make wood as durable as possible, and she reveals what she discovered in this post. Check out how it looks too because she did an amazing job!
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12. Bathroom remodel: Finishing the install (wood countertop, faucet, vanity)
This video shows the results of a complete bathroom remodel, including a gorgeous contemporary wood countertop. If you like this style, their video should give you a few ideas about what you can do in your home – and you should pick up a few DIY tips along the way too.
13. Wood Vanity Tops: What You Should Know
As we’ve already mentioned, some people might have doubts about installing a wood countertop in a bathroom, and if you’re thinking about doing it, you probably have lots of questions. If that’s the case, this blog post is essential reading since it gives you all the answers you’ll need when making up your mind.
14. DIY Butcher Block Countertop
If you’re thinking about installing a rustic-style butcher block countertop in your bathroom, this will be a great tutorial for you to watch. In it, this DIYer explains how to cut up, splice together and glue the wood, allowing you to make something just like the one in the video.
15. Wood Countertop, Bathroom DIY
As this blogger discovered, home DIY often turns out to be a little more complicated than you might first have anticipated, which is why it’s important to read up on what to do before you start. Thankfully, blog posts like this one point out some of the issues that might arise once you start working, allowing you to factor everything in before you start work. That way, you will be able to build something like the gorgeous wood countertop in the photos with a minimum of hassle.
16. How to Build a Rustic Plywood sink & countertop for $200 in 2 days
The sink and countertop this DIY expert builds in his video are mind-blowing. It’s such an original idea, and the whole thing is made from little more than a few sheets of plywood. This is one of the most creative designs we’ve seen for a long time – and one we’re sure everyone will love.
17. Gorgeous Wood Countertops Anybody Can DIY
Here’s another plan for wood countertops for a kitchen, but you can easily use many of the same techniques for making something similar for a bathroom. Kitchens and bathrooms face many of the same challenges – especially the fact that lots of water is likely to be involved – so most of the ideas you pick up from this blog post will also be valid in a bathroom setting.
18. How to Make a Wooden Vanity Top/Countertop
In this video, we get to watch this YouTuber as he makes a countertop for his bathroom vanity from cherry wood. This is an excellent tutorial since it makes an effort to teach you about the techniques you need rather than just showing you what to do, so it’s recommended viewing for anyone who wants to improve their DIY and woodworking skills.
19. How to Make a Wooden Countertop
Whenever we need a well-written and easy-to-follow DIY plan, the Instructables site is always one of our first ports of call. As always, this tutorial gives you clear and logical instructions for what you need to do along with plenty of photos to show you how it’s done. There’s also a video demonstrating the techniques you will be using, so with this plan, you can hardly go wrong.
20. How to Install Beautiful Wood Countertops in the Farmhouse Bathroom (Easy DIY!)
Some plans just give you instructions for building whatever is they’re telling you about, but others give you lots of extra info to help you understand the decision process behind what they chose to install. This post is the latter kind, explaining the thinking behind the countertop they chose – so it’s interesting reading if you are weighing up your possibilities. Then if you want to build something like the countertop they made, it teaches you how to do that too.
21. DIY Wood Countertops with Herringbone Pattern
This project is estimated to take around three or more days, so you’ll need to set aside a certain amount of time to tackle it. However, it won’t cost more than around $75, and it’s rated as easy, so just about anyone will be able to try. We love the herringbone pattern too, and if you want one like it in your home, it won’t be too difficult to copy.
22. DIY Solid Wood Countertops for Under $50
Here’s a tutorial we found for countertops in general rather than bathroom countertops specifically. However, since this DIYer is such a good teacher and explains everything so clearly, we thought lots of people would be able to pick up some tips and tricks from what he does, so we decided this video merited inclusion in our list.
23. How to Build a Wood Countertop
The countertops in this blog are for a basement, but since most of the techniques are the same for any type of countertop, this was another post we thought we’d add to our list. It teaches you how to make a beautiful countertop from regular boards of wood, and you can easily adapt the techniques here to build a countertop that will be installed in your bathroom.
24. How to Build a Wood Countertop with Undermount
The stained wood countertop in this post is both attractive and functional, giving you a large surface to work on as well as making a bold statement in your room. This blogger installed hers in a laundry room, but many people will be interested in doing something similar in their bathrooms, and if that includes you, it’s well worth a read to give you some ideas.
25. DIY Reclaimed Wood Countertop
One of the best things about DIY is that it can cost you very little to make attractive and useful items for your home – and in this case, it cost nothing at all, since the reclaimed wood they use was free. As you can see, once it’s cut out, stained and installed, it looks fantastic. The one in this blog was made for a kitchen, but we wanted to include it because it shows the kind of thing you can achieve with reclaimed wood, and you can easily use similar ideas for your bathroom countertop too.
Loads of great ideas to copy
As you can see, there are so many great plans for wood countertops for bathrooms and elsewhere that show you everything you need to know, allowing you to create the bathroom of your dreams while saving a bit of cash.
We’ve enjoyed collecting these plans for you because we found all the creativity on display so inspiring, so we hope you enjoyed watching and reading them too. And above all, we hope we’ve helped you find the inspiration you needed to get started on your next DIY project.