Vanitory, Thy Name is Formica

I think that back in 1952, folks might have been handier around the house than they are today. Home-improvement projects of the DIY nature generally called for a higher level of carpentry skills [not to mention a well-equipped workshop] than the cut-and-caulk 'upgrades' popularized on certain current television shows. Dad would need to be a rather proficient cabinet maker to build this 'vanitory', replete with suggested hamper feature. Oh, and Dad—don't forget the knee space.