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Project by cplant posted 01-28-2012 05:18 PM 3056 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I work at a cabinet shop where we occasionally get to stray from cabinets. This vanity started out as an old pile of very rough antique oak barn boards. I surfaced the boards and then fabricated a custom vanity made to look like furnature. No stain, just clear coat. It will be topped with granite. I enjoyed the opportunity to create this at work. Im very lucky to have my dream job. Thanks for lookin.

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-28-2012 05:50 PM

Great job you make it look easy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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OldKranky

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#2 posted 01-28-2012 05:53 PM

Awesome job! Don’t you just love taking a pile of old discarded boards and giving them a new life.
I wish my day job involved woodworking.

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 01-28-2012 05:59 PM

Yes, yes, very nice!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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Bsmith

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#4 posted 01-28-2012 06:00 PM

Looks like they’re lucky to have you. Great looking wood!

-- Bryan

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doncutlip

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#5 posted 01-28-2012 07:11 PM

Treasure is right, that looks fantastic

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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florentin

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#6 posted 01-28-2012 07:25 PM

Wow, the finished product looks so great!

-- http://www.florentintise.com/

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bigkev

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#7 posted 01-29-2012 07:11 AM

That’s really great. It amazes me what is beneath some of those those rough looking boards that some folks don’t want to fool with. I love the look of it.

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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thedude50

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#8 posted 01-29-2012 08:24 AM

can you please take some better photos I like what i can see but your lighting is all wrong this deserves better pics IMHO

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#9 posted 01-29-2012 10:38 AM

Love the look of aged wood – great reuse of material!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman www.artisansofthevalley.com

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cowboy0125

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#10 posted 01-29-2012 11:20 AM

Man, the vanity is beautiful!! My wife and I are “antiquers”, and really love oak, and in fact have a house full of it. You did a fantastic job. What’s the old saying, when you have a job you love, then you never work a day in your life! Seems pretty appropriate in you case. Keep up the good work.

Cowboy

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Warren

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#11 posted 01-29-2012 03:02 PM

VERY NICE INDEED awsome skills

-- Warren, Cambridge,OH.

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cplant

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#12 posted 01-29-2012 04:10 PM

Hey thanx for all the great feedback!!!! I wish the pics could have been better, but it was a rush job and i had about two mins to take pics before loading it on the truck. I do love my job, but after working all day, its hard to motivate to work in my shop at home sometimes it can b a double edged sword.

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#13 posted 01-29-2012 04:43 PM

Very cool in many ways!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Napaman

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#14 posted 01-29-2012 07:33 PM

truly beautiful!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Willardz

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#15 posted 02-01-2012 04:04 AM

Wow, would like that in my home

-- I have Carrie, food, shelter, and wood to turn. What else do I need? http://www.willardwoodworking.com

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