|Project by Elwood89||posted 03-12-2013 04:30 PM||2297 views||8 times favorited||13 comments|
I tend to like furniture that is unique, artistic, and functional. So a makeup vanity has been on my to-do list for a while. I had the time and the wood and this is the result.
I bought three old treadle sewing machine tables and made simple computer desks with two of them. I wanted to do something different with the third table.
I bought three large Bubinga slabs more than a year ago because the price was right, I had no idea what I would do with them. One of them became the top for this vanity and one was cut up to make the drawers hanging under it. I couldn’t bear to cut up the third one to make the hutch, so I used some Padauk that I had laying around. I used a lot of sapwood throughout the piece, including the two small shelves on the sides of the mirror. I thought the small shelves would be cute for a bud vase or similar small objects.
The bench is a shameless (smaller) copy of Benji Reyes Piano Bench. It is made with Bubinga and Padauk with Purpleheart feet.
I bought the drawer pulls on eBay.
-- Elwood, making sawdust in Germany, http://www.AnsbachArtisans.com