|Project by Jim||posted 02-13-2015 03:10 PM||2308 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I’m just about done with this vanity for my half-bath in the basement. My shop takes up about 3/4 of my basement and I wanted this vanity to be big enough to hold a large sink (22×25x10). The main wood is mahogany, the door and side panels are walnut burl veneer and the top is some very old-growth redwood.
The style is craftsman with a bit of G&G in the drawers.
The story on the redwood is actually pretty cool. I picked up 2 4’ x 8’ x 3” slabs at an open-air live auction in Sacramento some 6 or 7 years ago (paid about $350 for both). They were mostly black with age and weather but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. They are both essentially quarter-sawn and have no core, so the original trees must have been at least 8’ in diameter. I finally decided to cut one down and use it for this project. Once I got it planed down and sanded, I could count the rings. They are really tight (about 25-30 rings/inch). So, given the minimum 48” radius of the tree and 25 rings/inch, the tree was somewhere between 1,200 and 1,500 years old when it was cut down. That realization was a definite “Wow” moment me.
I add another picture once I get the faucet installed.
-- Jim, Now in Nashville, TN