Cherry Vanity and Storage Cabinet

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Project by Scott Bryan posted 01-09-2010 06:19 PM 3803 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the latest cabinet that my whife “commissioned” to be added to one of our bathrooms. The vanity and storage cabinet are constructed from cherry solids and 3/4 cherry plywood. The finish is my usual routine of BLO, sealed with 1# coat of shellac and topcoated with wipe on poly.

I have to give my wife credit for the design. We have come to a working arrangement whereby she handles design and I will take care of “engineering”. :) Originally I had planned on putting a cherry top on the vanity along with a vessel sink and wall mount faucet. But after cutting and fitting the top, and getting a cost estimate to complete the vanity, my wife decided to save money and go with a commerical top. After purchasing the top, faucet and sink accessories the grand total was about $75 less than the wall mounted faucet would have cost. As far as my preferences go I would rather have spent the extra money and put in the vessel sink but after 33 years I have learned to simply say “Yes, dear” and go along with what she wants. :)

Needless to say it did not take her long to fill it up either.

As always thanks for letting me share this with the group.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#1 posted 01-09-2010 06:21 PM

Nice work, Scott.

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#2 posted 01-09-2010 06:24 PM

really very nice Scott, cherry is one of my favorites, you did great on this one.

-- Smitty!!!

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#3 posted 01-09-2010 06:28 PM

nice work , scott .

i like the work flow (LOL) ,

and harmony has been maintained !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 01-09-2010 06:31 PM

Scot, very nice

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#5 posted 01-09-2010 06:35 PM

Beautiful Job, Scott!

I really like the storage unit design right next to the sink. Makes everything so handy.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 01-09-2010 06:48 PM

Those are what I call High Priority commissions, Scott. However, with the class that you made the cabinet from. you should be “In Like Flynn”.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#7 posted 01-09-2010 06:50 PM

Great looking work, great color.

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#8 posted 01-09-2010 07:57 PM

well done ! been married for 27 year smyself and I’ll never be the boss either

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

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#9 posted 01-09-2010 09:51 PM

Nice vanity Scott and you have learned well as most of us have :)

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#10 posted 01-09-2010 11:48 PM

I especially like the triple fluting on the styles..

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#11 posted 01-10-2010 01:46 AM

Great project nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#12 posted 01-10-2010 09:05 AM

Great Job Scott.
And, “yes dear” works at our house too.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#13 posted 01-10-2010 04:37 PM

Great cabinets well finished. Does the finish protect the cabinet from moisture?

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#14 posted 01-10-2010 05:46 PM

Well done Scott. The design and finish are beautiful. I too think the wall mounted faucet would’ve been nice, but you did the right thing. (-:

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#15 posted 01-10-2010 06:47 PM

Sharad, polyurethane will protect the cabinets from moisture. There are at least 8 coats on all surfaces. There should not be a lot of exposure to begin with but, with my plumbing skills, the major risk of exposure will come from leaks in the sink plumbing. The side splashes are sealed so there should be no problem with moisture coming in contact with the sides of the cabinet.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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