Craftsman Vanity and more

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Project by senomozi posted 1585 days ago 3800 views 23 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Three years ago or so we renovated the basement bathroom. Part of the reno was to build a vanity and a small cabinet to store bath stuff (soap, shampoo, etc). That was all done within the time frame set by the boss but I seemed to never be able to get to last item, an alcove. So we had a hole in the wall for three years. Now we don’t anymore and I can post pictures of the finished product.

Built in the craftsman style the vanity is made from birch veneer plywood and solid birch with a granite tile counter top. The small cabinet is solid maple, so is the mirror frame. The alcove is birch veneer plywood and solid maple. The finish on all pieces starts with a mix of Brown Walnut and Light Sheraton Mahogany aniline dyes (Lee Valley) to give the wood a fairly dark reddish-brown base. Then I applied Old Master’s Dark Walnut gel stain. Top coat is lacquer (nitrocellulose or water based depending on the piece).

-- Senomozi - Gatineau, Canada

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#1 posted 1585 days ago

Very nice job.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#2 posted 1585 days ago

I really like the look of these. Making the vanity look like a piece of furniture, looks really good.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#3 posted 1585 days ago

Very Nice! I really like the style you have come up on these.

What was your source on those wonderfully thick tiles?

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#4 posted 1585 days ago

Really nice, the clean, straight lines make the room shine.

-- Brian - Belmont, Massachusetts

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#5 posted 1585 days ago

Nice vanity.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 1585 days ago

Percula said: “What was your source on those wonderfully thick tiles?”

I got them at a local floor covering store but I know they came from Benissimo:

-- Senomozi - Gatineau, Canada

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#7 posted 1585 days ago

Very very nice – I really like the finish!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 1585 days ago

The second I saw this I said, “that’s what I have been looking for”. I want to upgrade the vanity in one of our bathrooms. This is exactly what I had in mind.

It’s a great design and excellent workmanship.

Thank you for posting,

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#9 posted 1585 days ago

Thanks for the source on the tile! But, now I am diverted in thinking about kitchen and bath projects… lol

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#10 posted 1585 days ago

These pieces all work together very well. Nicely done!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 1585 days ago

They look fantastic

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 1585 days ago

Excellent work on the remodel… looks fantastic…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#13 posted 1585 days ago

Excellent work.

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#14 posted 1585 days ago

Nice work they look great.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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#15 posted 1573 days ago

excellent work.

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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