Wanut bath vanity

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Project by DaytonB posted 2136 days ago 1960 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently finish a Bathroom remodel, this is the vanity and mirror frame I built for it. All walnut with a cultured granite top. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I didn’t dovetail the draws because I was feeling lazy at the time so I rabbeted the drawer sides and after glue up I epoxied aluminum pins in for strength and looks. sorry for the poor picture quality, I couldn’t seem to get the light and/or focus right on my camera.


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#1 posted 2136 days ago

looks great. I’m always curious about what finishes are used.

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#2 posted 2136 days ago

Very, very nice. Walnut always seems to have a nice warm feeling to it.
I think the design of the mirror frame is super. Was it your design?
Even used walnut for the drawer carcasses, WOW !!

Thanks for posting

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#3 posted 2136 days ago

Nice use of the sap wood down the middle. Where did you ever find curly walnut?

Liking it, liking it.

-- Rich, WNY,

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#4 posted 2136 days ago

Thanks guys,
Finish is a wiping varnish (1/3 high gloss spar poly, 1/3 mineral spirits, 1/3 boiled linseed oil) it’s a little time consuming to get it all whipped down but, I don’t have access to a spray booth, and it is such a forgiving finish.
The mirror frame was inspired by something similar I had seen on the web.
I like to use the sap wood every chance I get, walnut can get a little monotonous pretty quickly if you don’t break it up in some way.
The Curly walnut, actually all the walnut, came from my grandfather land in south East KS, my father logged and milled it. I have a fair amount of it and really enjoy using it.

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#5 posted 2136 days ago

It is an interesting design to have the grain run vertically in the drawers. I like that you did this to get some sapwood in there as well. Seems like a lot of lumber gets wasted when people cut out the sap. You don’t use the whole tree, and you don’t get this wonderful effect.

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Les Hastings

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#6 posted 2136 days ago

Hey Dayton, your an artist Buddy! ;0) Another very well done project.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#7 posted 2136 days ago

Interesting details! Very well done! I love the arch in the mirror.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#8 posted 2135 days ago

Guess that is the problem, most of our walnut comes from NJ or TN and they don’t know how to curl…

-- Rich, WNY,

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#9 posted 2135 days ago

Great job. I always love walnut.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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John Gray

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#10 posted 2135 days ago

Great job!!! I’m looking to build a new one for my bathroom so I favorited yours.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#11 posted 2126 days ago

good looking work!!!! where did you find the plan if you used one? I really don’t see to many vanities or plans that start my saw but that one is really sharp…..

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#12 posted 1992 days ago

Thats a nice vanity.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#13 posted 1808 days ago

I’m surprised I missed this one. Glad I got to see it. Well done

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#14 posted 1803 days ago

Hey Dayton
Thats one classic vanity wonderful wood and great details. nice work

-- Custom furniture

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