|Project by Muzhik||posted 05-07-2016 11:58 AM||595 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I recently retired from the Air Force, and decided to take on a bath remodel while I was on my “terminal leave” between jobs. This consisted of changing the lighting, pulling out the vinyl floor and replacing it with proper hardwood carried in from the rest of the main level of the house and building this custom vanity (and matching mirror to go along with the picture frames I built last year).
Like the frames, the vanity and mirror frame are made from quarter sawn white oak, which was then fumed and “ebonized” with an iron acetate homebrew solution (vinegar and steel wool left to percolate a few days). For the top, I applied a patina to a copper sheet, which was laminated to a baltic birch ply substrate. To protect the copper, I poured on an epoxy finish.
I can’t take credit for the real showpiece, though – that being the beautiful onyx vessel sink. I considered backlighting the sink itself, as onyx has an awesome translucent quality to it. In the end, I decided that might be too much though.