Barnwood Vanity

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Project by Patch2020 posted 01-17-2015 05:07 AM 1137 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a customer who was redoing her house. Her father-in-law had a barn that was over 100 years old he was tearing down. She took out a long vanity and I built her two of these out of the barn lumber. For some reason she was set on glass in the doors. I talked to her husband and between the two of us we got her to at least consider cutting some pieces of tin from the roof of the barn to put in the doors instead of the glass. It has a barn wood top and she is using a bowl basin for the sink. I still think she should have found some old tin buckets and used them.

-- Patch2020, Tennessee

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#1 posted 01-17-2015 04:43 PM

I like this project! well done
I guess the glass can always be replaced later if she wants with tin or a stamped aluminum mesh or she can apply an etch or color vinyl film on the inside
She may have been smitten by a wall mount cabinet or sideboard design and likes the elegance of the glass
Nice job anyway and you have to give the customer what they want

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 01-17-2015 08:29 PM

The glass was confusing because of the other design elements she used in the home. We set the two vanities 30” apart so she could use half of a wooden step ladder for shelves and a towel holder. We designed a screen door to go on the bathroom closet to look just like an old screen door to a house. And in the kitchen I built her cabinet doors with chicken wire in them. Not the decorative mesh but go to the hardware store and buy chicken wire. Those plus some of the other things she did just didn’t jive with the glass.

-- Patch2020, Tennessee

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