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Project by Charles Mullins posted 03-31-2008 04:26 PM 1769 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was for a client that wanted something of the “Ahh-Wow” category. This was the best I could come up with.
She wanted it to hide the ‘resident of the throne’ if someone came in unexpectedly and to have lots of storage.

The lower section has two regular drawers, two doors and two slide out sections on the ends with three shelves in each.

It’s made of straight grain maple with curly maple panels in the doors and end panels. I put on an ebonized strip at the top of the “Towers” and another at the bottom above the four bunn feet. The ‘Towers’ have two adjustable shelves in each and a glass glazed door at the top for display of artsy objects. It has a hand relief carved panel in the center in front of the sink.

None of the normal stains appealed to her but one was really exciting to her. So I used STRONG COFFEE as the stain. It was finished it with a glaze of burnt umber and several coats of wipe on poly.

She elected to use granite for the tops making it really elegant.

The pictures don’t do it justice since my camera can’t get a wide enough angle to get all of it.

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.

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#1 posted 03-31-2008 05:12 PM

Charles, I really like that. Great job.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 03-31-2008 06:11 PM

Hi Charles

Beautiful job on the vanity. You did a great job on this unit. I am sure the lady was pleased. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 03-31-2008 07:05 PM

oh WOW
yes indeed. Gorgeous colour and lots of storage!! love it

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 03-31-2008 07:50 PM

This is a beautiful vanity. Wow is indeed the appropriate term.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#5 posted 03-31-2008 09:41 PM

Great project. That wood is fantastic.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 04-01-2008 12:49 AM

Aah-wow. You did an exceptionally fine job on this.

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#7 posted 11-05-2008 06:01 PM

This one has an elevation change on both ends both backs corners and back splash 6 elevation changes. Every elevation change makes work and design more complicated so your work tells me you are no lazy person and apt to take on any challenge that arises. Beautiful design work down to the toe board,unusual and fantastic idea.

-- another tip from cooperedpatterns

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#8 posted 02-14-2010 10:24 AM

very nice vanity…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#9 posted 11-04-2017 04:15 PM

This is a very nice vanity and it turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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