Rustic Vanity

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Blog series by dennis mitchell updated 03-03-2007 02:53 AM 6 parts 8923 reads 52 comments total

Part 1: My Vanity Is A Little Rustic

02-04-2007 12:38 AM by dennis mitchell | 7 comments »

I’ve been feeling like a mad scientist in my secret lab. Working on a project and not sharing the process. So I thought as this vanity gets built I’d try to keep a record. I am building a vanity to go in my bathroom. My design needed to fit existing materials. I’m using pine logs, distressed alder, willow twigs, a maple carving and maybe some stones. I already have a sink. It is a 30X20 inch wall mount second hand sink. That should go great with the cast iron tub. Originally...

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Part 2: More Vanity

02-06-2007 12:41 AM by dennis mitchell | 3 comments »

Started my work day carving a bit of maple. This will sit right in the top center of the cabinet. The branch motif just keeps showing up. I just like its simplicity.Added a magazine rack and a shelf to the toilet side of the vanity and two shelves to the tub side. This might look cluttery on the cabinet but it should help keep the bathroom from looking cluttery. One of the nice things about custom woodworking is we can really build it for how people live. I my house we never put the paper on ...

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Part 3: Vanity and Mirrow

02-10-2007 01:37 AM by dennis mitchell | 13 comments »

Hard to get to the shop some days. I got talked into giving someone an estimates for a kitchen. So I spent a good day calling around for prices on material, drawing plans, and racking my brain trying to remember how I did this. It’s been a few years. Do I really want to do this again? I have managed to get the medicine chest roughed out. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll get the doors done and be able to start destressing the alder. I’ll need to get it out of the shop if I end up doin...

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Part 4: Vanity In A Pile

02-13-2007 03:38 AM by dennis mitchell | 15 comments »

A good day working. Did some assembly, but a lot more disassembly. I’m using 32 mm cup hinges on the medicine chest. Got those drilled out along with the shelf pegs. Glued up the boxes for the medicine chest. Put it all in one big pile! Made a trip into town to get finishing supplies. I’m all ready to spray tomorrow. This is the canyon I had to cross to get my materials. It’s been my in my back yard most my life so I just take it for granted. I remember my gra...

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Part 5: Half Baked Vanity

02-15-2007 10:38 PM by dennis mitchell | 5 comments »

Yesterday was spent spraying finish. I applied a coat of conversion varnish. Then I glazed the alder with a brown glaze. I’ve never tried the glaze with conversion varnish, but was pretty happy they seem to work together. I never know…nothing is as much fun as finishing an entertainment center and having it go all milky after sitting for ten minutes! The fumes are nasty so I enjoyed getting out of the shop to paint my carvings. My wife wasn’t home so I got to use the kitche...

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Part 6: Turn It Over

03-03-2007 02:53 AM by dennis mitchell | 9 comments »

Got on the ball today! Unloaded a load of lumber. Started getting reset up with my hardware supplier. Finished the vanity. I was afraid Dusty was going to get his whole house built before I finished my 2 little cabinets.My vanity was styled to match the wall behind the tub. This wall was partly inspired by a lumberjocks project by Garry “Just a plane window treatment.” I was also inspired by all you other jocks to work to a higher standard. It had been years since I had my chisels...

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