Carved Vanity

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Project by Les Hastings posted 06-30-2011 12:35 AM 2303 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a Quarter Sawn White Oak Vanity. The doors are linen fold carvings with touch latches. The lower center panel removes to get to the piumbing. The top portion was routed out and the diamonds were inserted after. The back ground was stippled by using a #2 nail set.
The finish is dye stain with a heavy glaze and waxed.

This goes to the same job as my last post of the carvings. Been working on this house for 3 years or so now. They have a move in date of October. And we have a lot left to do, including 13 more carvings.

I’m taking up this vanity and the carvings to the job tomorrow. Everyone cross your fingers and maybe even your toes. I’m a little nervous about the carvings. Just hope they like them.

Once again thanks for looking!
Have fun woodworking!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 06-30-2011 12:56 AM

Rey really look beautiful, Les. I can’t imagine them not liking them. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 06-30-2011 01:03 AM

truly inspiring piece. awesome finish

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 06-30-2011 02:05 AM

Les -

If the devil ever offers me a deal, I’m bargaining my soul for your carving abilities. Way more useful than a fiddle tune. What a great looking piece.


-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#4 posted 06-30-2011 02:07 AM

Les, it looks like it could have come out of an old English Manor House. Superb!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#5 posted 06-30-2011 02:34 AM


-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#6 posted 06-30-2011 02:36 AM

If I was able to carve like this I wouldn´t been nervous… looks really great!


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#7 posted 06-30-2011 05:21 AM

Boy O Boy Les, you are WAAAY up there on the “cool projects meter”

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#8 posted 06-30-2011 05:24 AM


If your client isn’t absolutely delighted, we can find room for any of your work right here!

Is that October move-in date going to give you enough time to give all your LJ fans personalized tours? LOL

The work on this vanity is outstanding and very unique. Do you design these pieces, collaborate with the architect/designer, or is the owner dictating the design?

Don’t be nervous! Your work is second-to-none!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 06-30-2011 06:17 AM

That is some nice work. wish I could carve like that.

-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.

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#10 posted 06-30-2011 01:58 PM

Who would not like this!!!!!!!!!!

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#11 posted 06-30-2011 02:05 PM

Super Craftsmanship, Les. Very clean and crisp carvings.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 06-30-2011 02:26 PM

Looks great!

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#13 posted 06-30-2011 07:30 PM

That is just beautiful! You do some pretty amazing work.

-- Janice

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#14 posted 06-30-2011 07:46 PM

Excellent work once again!

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#15 posted 07-14-2011 02:01 PM

Incredible. Your patience is evident with your use of the nailset!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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