Wash bowl and pitcher stand

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Project by Terry Thompson posted 02-13-2017 02:09 PM 1610 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife was born in the house her mother was born in, Germany, and often talked about her Grandmother’s wash bowl and pitcher. Numerous years ago I purchased her one that was an antique from England. This year I decided to build her a stand for it. I found two singer sewing machine stands while hunting years ago and used them to make nightstands for us. I decided that a stand would be nice for her bowl and pitcher. We located one that still had the top, bad shape, and drawers in it. I disassembled the unit and prime and painted the stand. I rebuild the drawers, new bottoms, and slides and reassembled them. I purchased some white oak boards and made the top. Stain all the wood Provincial and sprayed two coats of clear semi-gloss polyurethane on it. This makes a beautiful Valentines day gift for my wife. She is ecstatic over it.

As requested I have added a picture with the basin and pitcher.

-- Terry, Virginia

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#1 posted 02-13-2017 03:37 PM

Very cool !! GREAT JOB !

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 02-13-2017 03:55 PM

That turned out very nice. Now you need to add some pictures with the bowl an pitcher.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 02-13-2017 06:29 PM

nice repurpose looks great,and yeah add pic of the the bowl.welcome to lumber jocks terry.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#6 posted 02-13-2017 07:39 PM

You did a wonderful job on this stand and the top. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 02-14-2017 12:52 AM

Thanks for all the comments, I have now included a picture with the bowl and pitcher added.

-- Terry, Virginia

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#8 posted 02-14-2017 01:09 AM

Terry, that is a fantastic wash stand and really shows off the bowl and Pitcher. I kind of made a similar project for my wife. I may need to post those pictures someday.

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#9 posted 02-14-2017 02:34 AM

Very Nice !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#10 posted 02-14-2017 05:51 AM

Outstanding retro style set! I like the idea you used old sewing maschine stand.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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