Bathroom Vanity Commision

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Blog series by Darryl Jones updated 04-05-2014 12:30 AM 5 parts 12469 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Concept, Milling, and Legs

01-04-2014 11:20 PM by Darryl Jones | 0 comments »

I started a commission for a custom bath vanity a few months ago. I am going to try to blog the process in as much detail as I can remember for anyone that would like to follow along. The project is not quite finished yet and I had been meaning to start the blog ages ago but I guess better late than never. Here goes. Ok so the concept was to build an open style furniture vanity unlike your cabinet type units. So I came up with a concept as shown below modeled in sketch up. It was origi...

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Part 2: Side assemblies, tapers, and curves

01-23-2014 05:22 AM by Darryl Jones | 2 comments »

After milling the leg blanks, I moved on to tapering the bottoms of the legs. I decided to only double taper the front legs only because the rear legs are only visible from the sides. After tapering the legs, I decided to assemble the side panels as sub-assemblies. I made curved templates for the curve detail on the bottom of the side panels so that both sides would be identical. I double stick taped the templates to the side parts and used a flush trim bit on my router table to ens...

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Part 3: Face frames and cabinet interior

03-24-2014 07:39 PM by Darryl Jones | 0 comments »

The face frames were not all that involved so I did not take a lot of pictures of the cuts and positioning of the parts. Most of the pieces were square edged pieces joined with dominos. At one point I had to decide on whether or not to include a reveal around the curved rail that framed the open space in the front of the piece. I did take pictures of the face frame both ways, in the end I decided to go with the reveal because I felt that the shadow line provided by the reveal really added...

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Part 4: Bottom shelf, medicine cabinet, and spraying the interior

03-24-2014 08:19 PM by Darryl Jones | 1 comment »

As I have mentioned in an earlier post, it was decided early on that we would make the bottom shelf slatted instead of flat plywood. This actually turned out to be a little more challenging that I had hoped. It ended up with 12 slats, originally 14 but I dropped the 2 outer slats because I felt the joinery would be too busy, all connected with dominos to the front and rear rails. I also went ahead and pre-finished this shelf in anticipation of access issues while spraying. This piec...

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Part 5: Drawers, finish, reveal

04-05-2014 12:30 AM by Darryl Jones | 6 comments »

I know that the last blog entry alluded to some mention of the drawer construction, but I barely took any pictures so I guess I’ll have to describe it a little. Originally the grain in the drawer fronts were going to run horizontally as drawers usually do. However after looking at what the piece had become, I felt that having the grain run vertically was more aesthetically pleasing. So I glued up two panels for the drawer fronts and proceeded to build the drawers. I used 1/2” ...

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