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Project by Elwood89 posted 502 days ago 2163 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 502 days ago

Very beautiful work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 502 days ago

Very creative!

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

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Vicki

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#3 posted 502 days ago

That is truly a thing of beauty. I love that you recycled the sewing machine too.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 502 days ago

A real beauty, great design and wood choice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Mark55

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#5 posted 502 days ago

Nice job, I like it, very unique one of a kind piece with repurposing at its best on the sewing machine base. Wow! serious slabs of wood, you put them to fine use.

One thing I think you should try if you get another one is, hook the pedal up to something like maybe a fan or a ? or maybe even a ? !!!!

-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com

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Kaleb the Swede

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#6 posted 502 days ago

Well…made the mistake of showing this to the wife. Incredible work. Really inspiring

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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woodbutcherbynight

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#7 posted 502 days ago

Great work looks fantastic! This is an impressive piece, nice reuse of an old sewing table. That being said I DID NOT show this to my wife. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Roger

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#8 posted 502 days ago

That is one heck of a slab o wood leanin on that bench. Nice desk, also. There’s always a way to reuse an old and fine sewing cabinet like this.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Scott Shea

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#9 posted 501 days ago

Very nice work!

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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Don Tikander

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#10 posted 501 days ago

How big was that tree???? Wow.

-- Wood glue residue doesn't take a stain well.

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 500 days ago

A woman’s dream make up vanity. Great design, has a lot of cool features. Amazing wood and finish. Impressive work!

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 500 days ago

Hey, this is a nice piece of work and you should be proud of it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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LoganN

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#13 posted 499 days ago

GORGEOUS! I love the elements you included in it. The drawes look great and the design of the bench is great

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