Redwood Vanity with Stone Inlay

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Project by Joni Hamari posted 04-17-2008 08:41 PM 4988 views 10 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Vanity Created from Old Growth Redwood, with stone inlay across the front…
A gorgeous burl slab was used for the top, backsplash and front, with a slight contrast using straighter grain Redwood for the carved legs…

This was a custom order, to fit into a small “powder room”...(The client is installing a blown glass sink on the top.) We wanted a “Contemporary rustic” look, and I think it came together well!

-- Joni Hamari,

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#1 posted 04-17-2008 08:51 PM

Joni that is really outstanding. What kind of stone do you use for your inlay? I ave some really gorgeous walnut that I plan to use for a bar and was considering using some of the”inlace” products but your use of stone is really striking.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#2 posted 04-17-2008 09:22 PM

Nicely done! What type of finish are you using on the burl?

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Callum Kendall

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#3 posted 04-17-2008 09:29 PM

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#4 posted 04-17-2008 09:54 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Joni Hamari

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#5 posted 04-17-2008 09:55 PM

You can use whatever stone you like for inlay…I generally choose based on color…alabaster and Onyx are a nice choice…
Finishes, we generally use Mohawk catalyzed lacquer…acid and water resistant…

-- Joni Hamari,

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#6 posted 04-17-2008 10:17 PM

Don’t let them cut a hole in it! They should just place it someplace and look at it. It is great!

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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dennis mitchell

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#7 posted 04-17-2008 11:15 PM

Beautiful…Love the stone.

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#8 posted 04-18-2008 12:18 AM

Work of art! Who ever uses this as a vanity must have one heck of a home.

-- Kirk H. --

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#9 posted 04-18-2008 12:40 AM

Fantastic piece, I love the slab top. Thanks for sharing.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#10 posted 04-18-2008 01:31 AM

Hi Joni

I really love the grain in the base. How is the stone prepaired and put in the wood? Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 04-18-2008 01:53 AM

Nice work Joni. Like Gbvinc I am interested in the finish you used.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 04-18-2008 02:49 AM

Beautiful work Joni. I agree that it would be a shame to cut into the top but it does belong to your client. I really love the edge treatments and the inlay.

Wonderful post.

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#13 posted 04-18-2008 03:24 AM

I’m thinkin’ about that old saying… If you have to ask, you can’t afford it. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 04-18-2008 05:00 AM

Wow ! you made this right !

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#15 posted 04-18-2008 06:10 AM

Ahh the simplicity of the natural look. Great job, this is one of my favorites.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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