Vanity & Mirrors

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Project by Les Hastings posted 03-27-2009 08:30 PM 2318 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The two ends of the vanity are out of Walnut. It was bleached and stained and then glazed, each unit had a pull out tray in the bottom. The center pedestal is out of Zebrawood veneers. The door and the drawer are on touch latch’s that’s why there is no pulls. It also has one pull out tray behind the door. Three different builders worked on this at different times. I built the center pedastal. Lance and Allen two of our other builders built the cases and the doors of the side units. Matthew our finisher did all the finish on all the pieces.

The mirrors are made out Poplar and finished with base paint color, silver leafed and then motled with different glazes. The were frames were bandsawed assembled and shaped by hand. The bead was scrapped in by hand after the frames had been shaped.

Thanks for having a look!!

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

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 03-27-2009 09:04 PM

Once again you have done it. Beautifully crafted. I wonder how you did the walnut door panel. I have visions of a giant shaper bit. Now I’ll have to try one…except I’ll try using my planer .

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Les Hastings

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#2 posted 03-27-2009 09:23 PM

Dennis the panels were done with a router. A box frame was made to hold the panel at the right angle and a large bottom was put on the router base to span the box frame. Two different box frames had to be made though for the different angles on the top, bottom verses sides.


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

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#3 posted 03-27-2009 09:28 PM

Great craftsmanship and I love those doors. Thanks for sharing

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#4 posted 03-27-2009 10:05 PM

Those mirrors are really great, I like the offset oval, different and really nice.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#5 posted 03-28-2009 12:36 AM

Beautiful job guys! There is a lot of talented people where you work. Really like those doors on the cabinets! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 03-28-2009 01:17 AM

Nice work! I really like the shape of the panels in the doors.

-- - Jim, Carroll, OH

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#7 posted 03-28-2009 01:52 AM

Les, you all outdid yourselfs again. Great job. I love those door panels too. And the mirrors are outstanding.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 03-28-2009 03:05 AM


Your team has a lot of really fine work in those vanities and mirrors. I really like the detailing on the feet. Was there a special reason for the center tower?

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Les Hastings

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#9 posted 03-28-2009 06:01 AM

lightweightladyleftie, There is a piece of art of some kind that sets on top of the center section.

Thanks everyone!

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

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