My first finished Woodworking Project

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I finally scratched my itch to start working with wood and although I’ve made my workbench and shop stool, this is my first project with a finished coat.
I made this makeup vanity table out of pine, finished with a Glossy black Stain and Poly in-one for my amazing bride. It’s not showroom quality, but I am very pleased with how it turned out. I even got to have my first go-around with a little 6.5” planer, which I’ve never used.. was awesome!
I actually was going to frame my own mirror for it, but found a black medicine cabinet on clearance for $19 and just bolted it right up. Now my wife has more room to put all her “stuff” as opposed to the bathroom, bedroom, living room, dining room, other bathroom.. well.. you get the idea :) I even threw some extra pieces of pine on the sides with hooks for her to hang her hair dryer and curling irons and stuff. Eventually, I’ll find a piece of glass or acrylic to fasten to the table top and put pictures of the kiddos and family underneath. There is a stool I made with it not pictured.. very simple; just 4×4 legs to match the table with a cedar seat pan. Needless to say, momma is happy!

Feels great to have a finished project under my belt and can move on to the next idea.. A wall-mounted cabinet for my Fly Fishing gear!

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#1 posted 07-10-2012 08:07 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

Nice vanity. Im sure the Missus loves it.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#2 posted 07-10-2012 08:33 PM

Thank you! Was a lot of fun making it!

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#3 posted 07-10-2012 08:50 PM

It would be nice to have some light shining on it so we could see the details : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 07-10-2012 09:43 PM

Nice job !
That came out great !

And welcome to Lumberjocks.

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#5 posted 07-10-2012 11:14 PM

Great job!

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#6 posted 07-11-2012 01:49 AM

Awesome job, I recently came into a large piece of Olive wood that I’m planning to build the same thing for my wife with; it really is a win win to make them happy and regain some space that as we learn quickly isn’t ours … we just rent it out on a week to week lease if they have room. I like how you matched the mirror; looks like you made it. If I could make a suggestion, you might be able to build a box frame around the mirror and inlay those round bulbs around the mirror; would look cool.

Or just leave it as is…. very nice piece.

I like the hooks; cool addition.

Thanks for sharing and keep building brother.

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#7 posted 07-11-2012 12:42 PM

Well done, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 07-11-2012 03:38 PM

Thank you all for the encouraging comments! I appreciate all the things I’ve learned and will continue to learn from all of you!

JR_Dog: Haha, soooooo true! I always chuckle when I look at an apartment or home with dual sinks in the master bathroom.. it’s like a mirage of false hope that we would have our own sink space. Ha. All they see is, “OOOOh! I get TWO sinks!” But, we sure do love ‘em anyway! I joke but my wife is totally worth it. I have thought about putting vanity lighting around the mirror, but decided to go with a clamp-on flexible desk lamp and attach it to the mirror legs so she can move it around as necessary. I may upgrade later.. we will see how practical it all is. Thanks for the comments!

Blessings to all!

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#9 posted 08-17-2012 02:37 AM

Good grief that thing looks stout! I really like the black finish on it. Well executed my good sir!

-- -James, Sumerville SC

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