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Project by sonny posted 02-24-2008 04:30 AM 1983 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bathroom vanity was a storage Cabinet that sits on top I just finished this for one of our customers. The vanity is made of Maple and sprayed a satin Black the upper cabinet is Maple and sprayed satin white. The top drawers on each side are tilt outs. The drain system for the vessel sinks sits a little higher so it didn’t affect the drawer below, so I was able to get her plenty of storage. Normally I would not like to paint over Maple or any good hardwood but in this case the customer requested it and was paying for it, you know the old saying(the customer is always right).

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#1 posted 02-24-2008 05:19 AM

Hi Sonny,
Great vanity. I’ve had one on my wife’s “honey-do” list for a while. What was the material for spraying the vanity and what type of equipment did you use?


-- Steve, Massachusetts,

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 02-24-2008 05:39 AM


This is another nice piece. It is a novel piece of bathroom furniture. Again, this is a great job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 02-24-2008 05:50 AM

I don’t mean to be “that guy” but what is the point of painting Maple dead black? Why not use gelcoat MDF. It certainly doesn’t honor the wood. Someone on this site asked if woodjocks could be tree huggers. As a member for less than 24 hours I can only speak for myself but I would say yes, and I personally wouldn’t have spooged Krylon all over Maple if only on principle. Good looking work but you could have saved everyone grief and used Masonite. Or Poplar. I’m not knocking the workmanship except for the finish and that might have been beyond your control. I have been there. But DANG ! Painted Maple?

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#4 posted 02-24-2008 06:37 AM

Well grumpy, your name certainly is apropos.

Perhaps the OP got a deal on the maple (its cheaper than most hardwoods here in south Florida). Or he may have a barn load of it and the lady of his life perhaps wanted it painted.

Regardless, berating someone over their finishing choices on such a nice piece is rather uncalled for.

For one, I would actually like to know what the recipe for this finish is…..


-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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#5 posted 02-24-2008 08:02 AM

Hmmmm, not this Grumpy. I am not getting into that fight.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 02-24-2008 12:43 PM

it’s gorgeous!!

Ah memories!! “Debbie – you painted walnut?!!!!!” :)
(Mental note: don’t paint maple either haha)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 02-24-2008 09:52 PM

Painting walnut, now you’ve gone too far :)


-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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#8 posted 02-25-2008 06:01 AM

Sonny, Looks killer. I like how you modified it a little compared to the original.


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#9 posted 02-25-2008 01:20 PM

hehe it was just a small piece.. and it was a snowman. It “had” to be painted white!!! lol
I’ll never live it down…..... oh the shame

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 10-11-2008 06:14 AM

Beautiful work.

-- Michael A. Brailsford

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