Walnut Vanity and Live edge backsplash #2: Building the Pedestal with walnut and backlit onyx

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Blog entry by BenhamDesign posted 10-01-2016 02:37 AM 659 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is an overview of the project build, if you would like a more in depth version of this project please check out my personal blog post building a pedestal or join me for a behind the scenes look into my shop and watch a voice over version of the video below on Patreon

Watch it on YouTube

I started out cutting all the parts to their rough length, milling them and using dominos for alignment during glue up.

As always I took care when selecting the boards so the joint between boards blends away.

I double stick tapped the sides together so when I cut them they will be an exact match.
Whenever I double stick tap boards together I first put down blue table to act as a release. This makes it much easier to get the pieces apart.

I use my homemade track saw to cut the angle for the front of the pedestal

And my radial arm saw set at a 45 degree to cut the back to access the shut off valves

This trim will go all the way around to frame the onyx.

I am using the cut off from the trim to set the angle on the table saw to cut the base to match

I’m sure there will be some YouTube trolls that will lose their minds because I used a domino. I save my hand cut Joinery for the visible parts and the domino when I need to make money

On the job site we used some strip LEDs to back light. The transformer is screwed the underside of the vanity and used to light both the pedestal and sink.

-- What I do in and out of the shop at

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