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Project by Thos. Angle posted 09-09-2007 12:51 AM 2254 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a lavatory and needed a vanity for the bathroom. I wanted to make the top from some 1 /14 inch Alder that I had. I also wanted it to be a little like a wash stand. Or maybe a dry sink. I built the top and Carleen and I went to town and got some epoxy bar top finish or some such a thing. I thought I read the instructions right and we leveled the top up on the work table. Luckily we put a plastic sheet under it. I had already stained it with Benwood Cherry. I mixed up what I though it would take and began to apply the epoxy. Well, we got it all on there and then watched it run of for what seemed like three days. We wound up with a water proof top anyway. We also got a lesson. I made the end panels from Birch ply which had a nice grain and with the stain they match up pretty well. The pulls are the cactus from deer horns. I dovetailed the center stile in to make it a little unique. Taking photos in this tiny room is a job for someone smaller an more limber than I am. The next post over is the rest of the LITTLE room.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#1 posted 09-09-2007 01:04 AM

Very nice Tom. I like the design very much. Of course the antlers set it off.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 09-09-2007 01:22 AM

Nice looking vanity. Looks right homey in there!

Looks like you have plenty of light in there for all the reading you’ll be doing.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 09-09-2007 01:30 AM

the entire room (what I can see, of course) is amazing. Oh how I’d love to have a room like that in my house!!


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 09-09-2007 01:32 AM

this tie the bathroom together I love the handles nice work.

-- Jeff B.

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#5 posted 09-09-2007 06:44 AM

Very nice Thomas – really looks cozy in there. Did you also make the Oak Seat, next to the vanity :-)).

After all is said and done – would you recommend using the Bar top epoxy again? I’m getting ready to do my upstairs bathroom and was thinking about that for a top finish. Be interested in your thoughts – sounds like it could be a bear to work with.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 09-09-2007 08:05 AM

Great looking project.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 09-09-2007 08:08 AM


This looks good.

Nice touch with the dovetail.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 09-09-2007 01:28 PM

Bill, I would recommend the epoxy although I would read the instructions a little closer this time. You are supposed to pour a little at a time over quite a while. I tried to do it all at once. It is a pretty soft finish. I liked it because it really sealed the wood. It’s been in for nearly two years and still looks as good as when we put it in. It’s really pretty easy to work with.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#9 posted 09-09-2007 03:56 PM

I suppose one could easily do like a decoupage or put items (like turquoise, small sea shells, sand, etc.) under the pourable top. Would make for an interesting coffee table. This vanity is real nice. I especially like the rustic look. Nice job!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#10 posted 09-09-2007 05:08 PM

Nice work Thos. You can tell he is a lumberjock, the throne has a wooden seat and lid.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#11 posted 09-09-2007 05:25 PM

That is one of the things you can do withthis stuff. Far as I know it works well.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#12 posted 09-18-2007 06:17 AM

Nice touch with the dovetail.

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#13 posted 09-18-2007 03:03 PM

Thanks, Dennis

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#14 posted 09-19-2008 04:43 AM

that’s awesome! i want my whole house to look like that!

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