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Project by AlaskaGuy posted 02-21-2012 07:35 PM 1971 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife came to me and said, I’m tired of doing my hair and putting on my makeup standing in front of the bathroom mirror. So I built this for her.

Its made of cherry wood with a BLO, shellac, and waterborne top coat.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!





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dakremer

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#1 posted 02-21-2012 07:42 PM

really nice, Alaska! I love cherry! I’m sure she’ll love it and get a lot of good use out of it! Was she part of the design effort?

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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gul

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#2 posted 02-21-2012 07:45 PM

Excellent job!I love the legs. Great way to please your wife :)

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Bobsboxes

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#3 posted 02-21-2012 08:03 PM

Great design, cherry is super, I like the big mirrors. I’m sure she will love it.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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jacobRM

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#4 posted 02-21-2012 08:53 PM

wow.. this looks like a solid really nice build! great craftsmanship! :)

one thing though, i would love to have seen it with old style drawers ( dont know what it is called in english)
but without the steel brackets.

really nice job Alaska!

-- Cabinetmakers apprentice at PPmĂžbler Denmark

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#5 posted 02-21-2012 08:56 PM

Looks super Rich ,nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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AlaskaGuy

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#6 posted 02-21-2012 09:22 PM

jabcobRM

Thanks for your comments.

I really like and think that the functionally of metal slides are hard to beat. They are quick and easy to install, save both labor and wood. I’ve alway said that if these slides were availably 100 years ago I’ll bet they would have used them.

That being said I think its time I look into use Blum under mounts.

Rich

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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dirtylantz

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#7 posted 02-21-2012 09:42 PM

Beautiful. My wife has been on me for years to make one of these for her. I haven’t had the cajones to get it done though. Haven’t really breached the world of fine furniture yet.

-- "If one man can do it, another man can"

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sandhill

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#8 posted 02-21-2012 09:46 PM

Very sweet nice work.

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wrench

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#9 posted 02-21-2012 09:54 PM

Beautiful piece! looks fantastic!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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Swede

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#10 posted 02-21-2012 10:14 PM

Excellent Job:
I like the design and you can’t beat a good metal draw slide. My father and I have used hundreds of them building cabinets when I used to work construction.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#11 posted 02-21-2012 10:29 PM

Hey Rich, that is one gorgeous piece. I have always wanted to know how to make those queen ann legs. Can you enlighten me on how that is done?

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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CSlabon

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#12 posted 02-21-2012 11:02 PM

Nice build! What kind of joinery?

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jjw5858

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#13 posted 02-21-2012 11:41 PM

Wow, thats excellent work indeed. Cherry is such a nice wood as well. Great project thanks for the post.

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#14 posted 02-21-2012 11:52 PM

Outstanding, it really came out great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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489tad

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#15 posted 02-22-2012 12:24 AM

Very nice job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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