Vanity -- Wormy hickory, pecan, homemade stain

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Project by JustinWood posted 03-26-2017 08:25 PM 1091 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this vanity for a beach condo out of wormy hickory for the case and pecan for the top and back splash. My original intent was to create a gray beachwood effect by staining it with a solution of steel wool and vinegar. First coat created a nice light gray effect. I then put the solution aside and worked on other projects for a couple of weeks. When I came back to this, I decided to do another coat of the stain to try and get darker. I was astonished when the color instead turned a beautiful golden hue. Thankfully, I really liked it and went with that. Top coated with 3 coats of Enduro Varnish.

I don’t have a picture of the drawers open but they are usable drawers. I designed them with a hollow space in the middle to create room for the drain pipe and P-trap. Basically, I split the inside of the drawer into 1/3’s with the left and right 1/3 getting a drawer box and the middle third left open. I used undermount drawer slides on each side to support the total drawer.

Also made a matching mirror frame that goes above this vanity.

Used dowels for most of the construction with some pocket screws in hidden areas.

I think the blue glass sink works well for the beachy feel I was going for.

-- Justin, Acworth, GA

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#1 posted 03-26-2017 08:37 PM

Now that’s  nice! I love the wood, and the combination of the “old” wood and that basin is awesome. You should be proud. The green walls, white trim, blue basin, natural hickory, and pecan makes that corner pop! Good job!

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#2 posted 03-26-2017 09:00 PM

Thank you! Really appreciate the feedback.

-- Justin, Acworth, GA

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#3 posted 03-26-2017 09:36 PM

This is a real beauty. You did a really nice job on this vanity.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 03-26-2017 11:46 PM

Thank you Charles.

-- Justin, Acworth, GA

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#5 posted 03-27-2017 01:56 AM

That’s beautiful. Turned out great.

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

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#6 posted 03-27-2017 02:01 PM

looks good

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#7 posted 03-27-2017 04:55 PM


-- Doug...

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#8 posted 03-28-2017 04:32 PM

Now that I like. Well done .


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#9 posted 03-28-2017 08:02 PM

Thanks everybody!

-- Justin, Acworth, GA

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