Molesworth inspired vanity

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Project by DocT posted 01-02-2009 03:01 AM 2021 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of you might recognize this piece. It is based on the “cowboy sideboard” project by Norm (inspired by Molesworth) with a few major variations.

First of all, I chose to keep the front flat instead of canted back at an angle. I replaced the routered door panels with ostrich leather. And, thirdly, I added a tall linen cabinet and enclosed bench to the suite, filling an entire bath wall. All three have the face frame scrolling that Norm referred to as worm tracks (I believe, instead, Molesworth was actually replicating the “suture lines” of a skull.

The project was done in rustic alder (and ostrich leather). The clients wanted the cabinets installed unfinished so that their painter could stain and lacquer to match other alder trim throughout their home.

I’m including two photos at this time and will try to add a third of the completed installation in the near future. The first is a relatively closeup shot of the vanity front. The second shows the entire suite installed.


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#1 posted 01-02-2009 03:05 AM


-- ALEX, from Texas, ( jewelry boxes)

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#2 posted 01-02-2009 04:07 AM

those are really nice. I like the high tech pulls :-)

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 01-02-2009 05:24 AM

Very well done. when I lived in Cody, Wyoming, I had access to several pieces of Thomas Molesworth furniture.
When I worked at Trail Creek Ranch the house was furnished with an original living room set. It is all very interesting furniture.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 01-05-2009 02:27 PM

so wonderful!!

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 01-05-2009 04:16 PM

Nice work, and very unique.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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