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Project by rsain posted 08-12-2011 07:02 PM 1497 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bathroom vanity – trying to spruce up the house! Waterfall faucet and frosted glass basin. Still waiting on another project before this gets installed – but it’s ready and waiting. Legs are not tapered at wife’s request. There will be a lower glass shelf once it’s installed.

Stock: Zebrawood
Finish: teak oil then waited a week – Arm-R-Seal semi gloss (many many coats).

- ryan





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bobkberg

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#1 posted 08-12-2011 09:16 PM

Very nice! I’m glad you qualified the “many many coats” part, as I get nervous letting wood near water.

-- Bob www.singularengineering.com - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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Jonathan

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#2 posted 08-13-2011 03:07 AM

I am a big fan of riftsawn zebrawood, so my eye was naturally drawn to this piece.

I’m also with Bob in not having to wipe my brow with your “many many coats” of Arm-R-Seal statement.

-- 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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Ken90712

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#3 posted 08-13-2011 11:33 AM

Love it, looks great. We have one of these too but blondie say the only time it looks good is afer she cleans it. Alot of up keep, but they look nice. Enjoy

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

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rsain

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#4 posted 08-13-2011 04:39 PM

LOL – was a bit worried about the upkeep as well. But – should look pretty for a day or two!

As for the number of coats. I dont event want to describe the finishing schedule on here – would take weeks. But I’ll try to be succinct. After the teak oil dried (yes, I know) – I started in on the Arm-R Seal. Very thin coats using a knee high stockings filled with cotton balls (my favorite applicator). The first 4 coats were sanded with 400 wet sand between. The next two were followed with 600 wet. Then two more with 800 wet. Then two more with 1200 wet. One more then 1500 wet. One more and 2000 with clear briwax on the paper. Wait until that dried then buffed.

- Ryan

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Jonathan

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#5 posted 08-13-2011 04:48 PM

So 12-coats of Arm-R-Seal, plus Briwax and buffing, if I counted right (plus the teak oil beforehand)...?

Not sure I’d have the stomach to put in a bathroom we used a lot, and we currently only have 1-bathroom in the house we’re fixing-up. We’ll be adding at least 1-more bathroom, if not 2-more bathrooms when it’s all said and done. I’d definitely do something like this in a guest bathroom though. Nice and showy, and not used as much, so less upkeep.

I’m sure your finishing efforts will pay dividends over the long haul.

-- 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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rsain

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#6 posted 08-13-2011 05:13 PM

Jonathan – You’re correct. 12 coats. Good thing Arm-R seal goes on VERY thin! It’s also extremely durable (IMHO). We also have only one bathroom so it’s going to see a fair amount of use.

I get a sick enjoyment out of finishing projects. Takes forever, but each step tends to make it look better. :-)

- ryan

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Jonathan

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#7 posted 08-13-2011 05:20 PM

Ryan, agreed on the finishing schedule; the more you put in, the more you get out.

I’m sure if you put that much effort into finishing it, you’ll expend a little effort in having a towel at-the-ready and mopping up any errant water.

-- 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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Dusty56

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#8 posted 07-09-2013 11:12 PM

The top and your finish are awesome : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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