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Veneering #3: Bath Vanity

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Blog entry by Lee A. Jesberger posted 04-12-2008 09:13 PM 978 reads 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s a bathroom vanity we made for a client a number of years ago. I never got back there to get a shot when the wall was finished.

It’s made using Curly Maple Veneer over bendy board, and Rosewood.

The curves were formed in a vacuum bag over a form, and an air bladder.

The finish is conversion varnish.











Thanks;

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com



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mrtrim

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#1 posted 04-12-2008 09:42 PM

very top shelf as usual lee . the rosewood goes quite nice with the maple . very nice work

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#2 posted 04-12-2008 09:46 PM

Very nice! The handles look great!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Zipsss

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#3 posted 04-12-2008 09:47 PM

Nice piece. Why there is a vent in the bottom?

-- Zipsss

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#4 posted 04-12-2008 09:55 PM

Looks great Lee. Do you know what flavor of rosewood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 04-12-2008 10:07 PM

HI Verne;

Thank you, I really like that combination too.

Lee

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 04-12-2008 10:07 PM

Thanks Gary

Lee

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 04-12-2008 10:09 PM

Hi Zipsss;

The vent is for heating in the room.

Thank you,

Lee

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 04-12-2008 10:13 PM

Hi Karson;

I think it was chocolate!

(Actually I believe it’s Santos)

Thanks;
Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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dlcarver

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#9 posted 04-12-2008 10:17 PM

How dooooo you do those things! WOW! What a great job!

Dave

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com

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#10 posted 04-13-2008 12:57 AM

Hi Lee,

This is a nice piece. It is well designed and well built. I have to agree that the wood combination works well. I have never had the opportunity to work with rosewood but it looks great.

Out of curiosity did you consider putting a drawer handle on the false front?

thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 04-13-2008 01:28 AM

Hi Scott;

Thank you.

Rosewood is a gorgeous wood.

To answer you question, it never occurred to me about adding a handle there, but now you have me wondering.

I would like to add one in a photo program, just to see how it looks!

Thanks;

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#12 posted 04-13-2008 02:13 AM

Excellent job as usual Lee. Conversion varnish is a new term to me, does it have particular qualities?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 04-13-2008 02:55 AM

Thank you Grumpy.

Conversion varnish, also known as pre cat, or CV is a very durable finish. It is what we use on most of our furniture. It is used commercially by kitchen cabinet manufacturers due to it’s tough qualities.

Here’s a blurb from Valspar which covers the benefits better than I can:

Conversion Varnish Systems
Superior durability and UV protection.

GLOBAL RESISTOVARâ„¢ Self-Seal Conversion Varnishes are super-premium post-catalyzed varnishes formulated to provide exceptional finish properties. With superior chemical, moisture, mar and scratch resistance, Global Resistovar will pass all KCMA coatings performance standards when applied properly. This post catalyzed varnish is ideal for tables, office furniture, cabinets and other interior wood surfaces that require superior moisture and chemical resistance. Global Resistovar Varnishes can be applied as a complete self-seal system or may be used with a companion sealer if additional sanding properties are desired. They are available in clear and white systems.

Here’s a forum link for more details

http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Conversion_varnish_basics.html

I hope this is helpful.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Douglas Bordner

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#14 posted 04-13-2008 04:28 AM

Must hide this from the wife.

Quite excellent batch of projects this Saturday, Lee. Once again you have broadened the demonstrable range of your genius and talents. Wow.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#15 posted 04-13-2008 05:18 AM

You were away ahead of the curve onthis one Lee.

It’s just that last couple of years that the industry has figured out that the cupboard space doesn’t have to be equal to the sink space.

I love the contrasting woods .Just enougt accent wood to really make and elelgant statement.
How big is your vacuum press?

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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