|Project by KnickKnack||posted 12-29-2008 01:55 PM||2505 views||1 time favorited||26 comments|
I think this might be a first here on Lumberjocks – a gothic style toilet holder.
We needed one (well, no we didn’t, but I wanted to make one), and, after extensive research looking at 1000 that were just “rolls on sticks”, I came up with this. The original drawing had a trifoil in the top, but I think that might have made it over-fussy so I scratched it.
Now I’m looking for gothic style baths, sinks, toilets etc etc to match it.
I’m particularly pleased with the way the finish turned out – picture 3 shows the remains of the pine floor board I started with – ancient “Dark Jacobean” stain thinned with turps, partially dryed, rubbed a bit with 600 grit, then rubbed with teak oil/turps/satin varnish – it has a golden gleen to it. More an accident than a specific plan, but I like it and I’m gonna do it again.
All comments, thoughts, laughter appreciated.
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