Mom's Bathroom Vanity

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Project by Steve Erwin posted 11-12-2012 04:16 AM 1672 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About a year ago, or so, I don’t really remember when… Mom asked if I’d make new doors and drawers for her bathroom cabinet. I made a story stick so I could work at the shop and not need the actual cabinet on hand to measure from.

We clicked around the internet together looking at styles and she picked out this one. She wanted something with fewer “ledges” for dust to collect on.

This was my first raised panel project. Small router bits scare me… this panel bit was enormous! :P

Mom gets all the credit for sanding and finishing them. And my brother helped me mount everything. It’s handy having an extra pair of hands that know what they’re doing when it comes time to assemble something like this.

I think she used a pore filler on everything. This is a really interesting treatment for red oak, especially in a bathroom where she’s got makeup and all sorts of powders or lotions. Those open pores of red oak can be a pain to clean. This is the same reason I used a pore filler on the red oak top to the changing table I made for my son.

-- I've been creating problems to solve since I was born. -

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#1 posted 11-12-2012 10:41 AM

Very nice work mate, looks very professional in every way.

I’m sure your mum will be very pleased with your work, just a little in way of repayment for all those years she looked after you.

Well done.

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#2 posted 11-12-2012 11:45 AM

Very very nice work.

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#3 posted 11-12-2012 03:00 PM

This is how the pros work.


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#4 posted 11-12-2012 03:19 PM

Thanks! Mom raised 4 boys, and we were told at one point in our childhood that we each owed her a new door to replace the ones that were dented, bruised, broken or otherwise beaten up from our youth. :) I guess this would be considered extra brownie points. It’s always handy to have a small stockpile of good karma built up with Mom.

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#5 posted 11-14-2012 05:29 PM

Very nice! Just for fun, check and see what a custom vanity like that would cost.

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