|Project by gpeau||posted 12-30-2011 11:59 PM||2061 views||7 times favorited||16 comments|
My first remodel had to be our bathroom…take a look at the last picture uploaded and you’ll understand why! The vanity, mirror frame and towel rack are all African Mahogany, with the case for the vanity ply, but with African Mahogany veneer. I wanted the bridle joints on the doors and drawer to be visible, so I designed them to overlay the cabinet. I also left the shelves open to make our very small bathroom seem a little larger.
I used a two part epoxy to penetrate and seal the wood then added several coats of Epifanes marine varnish. When I installed the drain I had to run to a baseball game and didn’t check the cabinet until the next morning. A large puddle of water sat below the drain overnight and wiped up with out a mark. So far the finish seems to be rock solid and hopefully will prove to be so after several years!
I found the porcelain knobs at a local antique fair and the inspiration online, but for a quite different rack with metal supports on the sides and a longer shelf on top. This wouldn’t have worked for our small bathroom, so I improvised a bit with leftover pieces of wood and am really happy with how the entire project turned out.