|Project by reedwood||posted 01-31-2011 01:51 AM||3601 views||15 times favorited||16 comments|
Antique, old growth wood just drives me crazy. To me, it’s like looking at gold.
I remodeled a large 120 yr. old home and saved a bunch of the 1/4 sawn oak flooring that was installed with square nails and used it to build this double vanity.
plumbing in progress….that’s stinky Pete, the plumber
The case is made of prefinished clear 3/4 maple plywood wrapped in solid oak frame and panels. Even though it’s one open cabinet inside, I made it look like it’s 2 cabinets butt together with 8 legs.
I made 2 small 4.5” wide dovetailed, maple drawers on either side of the sink that pull out together with the drawer front. Much better than a flip down drawer front. There is an outlet inside for a charger for tooth brush.
The 2”x2” legs are 4 pcs. with glued 45* corners. No visible joints and looks solid.
The mirror frame is also from the same recycled oak flooring.
The 4.5×5.5 two person shower is perfect for washing our 2 big Golden retrievers. There is a teak seat inside behind the half wall.
I installed a glass transom above the shower door. It gets pretty steamy with it closed so I think I’ll save my money and skip the expensive steam unit.
This is our 1957 Cape Cod style house with a master bedroom addition.
You had to walk through the old 12×12 bedroom to get to the master bedroom addition. We used it as a sitting rm, a workout rm. and an office for a while but it never felt like a good floor plan, also we only had 1 1/2 baths for 3 bedrooms.
So I divided the space into a 6×12 master bath and a 4’ hallway with a partition wall. It has a pocket door with full view art glass in the shape of a tree in the center to create the feeling of more space.
There is an antique stained glass window in the transom above.
I recycled the mirrors from several bathroom remodeling jobs we did and installed them above the 5’ tall oak panel wainscoting in the hallway to give the illusion of bigger space. There’s a 5×7 full size mirror at the end of the new hallway and a 2×7 on the corner.
There is 7’ long tall oak cabinet for shoes and sweaters on the other side of the new hallway.
The center section has glass shelves for my wife’s personal collectibles like perfume bottles and wedding pictures.
-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.