Vanity & Mirror

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Project by Les Hastings posted 07-18-2008 01:57 PM 2396 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There was two of these made for the same bath on opposite sides of the room facing each other. The vanity is out of alder with a rubbed through paint. The legs are hand turned with maple dovetailed drawer box’s.

The mirror frames are out of walnut and silver leafed. The frame was made using a router with a tilting base for a small bosch router.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 07-18-2008 02:01 PM

Wonderful looking vanity and mirror. Great job Les!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#2 posted 07-18-2008 02:01 PM

Another gorgeous piece of built in furniture. Thank you for sharing.

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

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#3 posted 07-18-2008 02:08 PM

Well Les – you certainly are not in a rut with the projects you do. I just went through your projects again and the variety is really impressive. A very nice project and interesting application of the various wood species. Where is the carved face cloth?

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#4 posted 07-18-2008 02:19 PM

stanley,,,,,,,,,,its hanging on on the wall! No not really its in the wash. ;o)

Thanks for your comments guy’s!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#5 posted 07-18-2008 02:50 PM

Beautiful work!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#6 posted 07-18-2008 03:01 PM

Amazing work Les! Love the finish.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#7 posted 07-18-2008 03:24 PM


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

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#8 posted 07-18-2008 03:42 PM


You’ve not only outdone yourself on this, you’ve outdone the rest of us!

(we may not like you anymore) lol

Great workmanship, and excellent finishing job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 07-18-2008 04:59 PM

Very nice, looks great

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#10 posted 07-18-2008 05:29 PM

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#11 posted 07-18-2008 05:48 PM

While I am more of a Shaker or Craftsman fan; the obvious workmanship, pleasing confirmation and extraordinary finish of this vanity leave nothing more to want. This is a masterpiece, Les. You have much to be proud of here. Ad Astra Per Aspera! (I was born in Topeka and came to adulthood in Lawrence – it does my heart good to see this level of workmanship come out of my home state). Bravo.

Now I am on to perilous ground. If I show this post to the wife in an attempt to weasel my way into an upgrade to a Bosch Colt with all the bases, will I be called upon to make something even vaguely as nice as this glorious piece of furniture.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#12 posted 07-18-2008 07:34 PM


-- Suliman , Syria, jablah ,

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#13 posted 07-18-2008 08:44 PM

Love the integration of the turned legs and the drawers and the way the countertop emphasizes the legs. Very well done!!

Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#14 posted 07-18-2008 08:51 PM

Beautiful work!

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#15 posted 07-18-2008 10:03 PM

Both the design and the finish are first class work.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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