Vanity Bench For The Wifey

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Project by davey posted 04-06-2012 04:48 PM 1579 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife needed something to sit on that would fit under our counter in the bathroom. I wanted to use my new self centering dowel jig so I jumped on the opportunity.

The wood is leftover 2×10 pine from Lowes I had in the garage.
I joined it with the self centering dowell jig, just one 3/8 dowel in each joint.
Used too much glue that squeezed out and caused the stain to be blotchy in those areas. Lesson learned!
Stain was 2 parts Dark Walnut 1 part Red Mahogany.
Satin polyurethane finish.

The finish turned out nice and dark, i just want to kick myself for letting glue touch the surface after sanding and before finishing. Haha ohhhhhh well, it was a fun little project to practice some joining and staining.

P.S. I want more clamps!!

-- davey

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#1 posted 04-07-2012 04:34 PM

Looks good, especially good considering it’s 2×4s

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 02-18-2013 11:38 PM

Looks good to me. I’d like to try this in a blonde stain for my other half’s vanity. her’s has this kind of hawaiian thing going on.

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