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Custom Bathroom vanity

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Project by cjohnson posted 11-30-2010 06:09 PM 2365 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We did a bathroom remodel and I was asked to create a custom vanity. The designer wanted the vanity to be very similar to a piece of furniture that was in the bedroom. Also the designer specified that the piece be made of Alder wood. I ad never worked with Alder before and I found it to be fairly easy to work with. I noticed that Alder could be made to mimic other types of wood, like Cherry, maple.

Anyway, here are the results. It is still missing two small drawers in the towers and the handles, which are being bought by the designer. All moldings except for the roping were custom milled using a Willimas & Hussey molder planer. (A great machine that is still going after 30 years)

The piece was distressed and finished by a local finisher.





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#1 posted 11-30-2010 06:44 PM

Beautiful! Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 11-30-2010 06:58 PM

Beautiful vanity.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 11-30-2010 07:14 PM

That’s a gorgeous piece of work!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 11-30-2010 07:21 PM

Really excellent work! Swallows up that corner nicely and I’m sure it’s the focal point of the bathroom.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#5 posted 11-30-2010 10:10 PM

I can see myself in the mirror now!! Great piece of labor.

-- GX

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#6 posted 12-01-2010 02:19 AM

ooooh that’s nice!

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#7 posted 12-01-2010 01:08 PM

VERY NICE!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 12-03-2010 06:49 PM

WOW, that’s a nice vanity.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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