|Project by rimfire7891||posted 08-11-2010 06:10 AM||1817 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
Had build a vanity for the son’s bathroom. The first one I built was basically a copy of the original one built in the 40’s. Built a new one out of maple to very much the same dimensions, once we placed ( just the trail fit) it in the bathroom it looked bigger than before. So had to rethink the design and came up with one you see here. It is a partial copy from a promotional picture for this type of sink.The one in their picture was black, I don’t think black works in this bathroom with light brown tile. We also wanted it to be maple to match the other bathrooms even though you will never be able to see the bathrooms all at the same time. Funny that.
The first one didn’t go unused it became a cupboard at the back entrance, couldn’t have fit better than if it had been made for that space, sometimes luck in your side.
Here’s the end result before the finish as applied. Used inset draw faces for a more furniture look. Believe it or not the end panels are book matched, however there is quite a bit of difference in the grain pattern in less than an 1/8 of an inch. This may be unique to maple or other similar woods? Chime in if you have had similar experiences.
Fits the bathroom well and makes a small space seem somewhat larger.
Enjoyed making as well as making the sketches for the details.
Eventually finished with 3 coats of satin poly.
-- Playing with wood and metal for the last 50 years, driving and building Land Cruisers for the last 40. Experience is what you get when you don't know what you are doing.