Vanity Table Seat

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I built this for my nieces after their vanity table seat broke. It’s made of maple, held together with mortise and tenon joints, and solid as a rock. The oak plugs are just for decoration; the only screws in the piece are the pocket hole screws that fasten the top to the base. The girls were enthralled and amazed that their old uncle Art could actually build such a thing, and I made them promise to pass it down at least a couple of generations, ha ha. It boldly supports even my brother-in-law Tommy, who comes in at about 230 pounds. He says it’s really comfortable, too, and I warned him that I better not catch him sitting on it at the vanity, admiring himself in the mirror.


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#1 posted 336 days ago

Good design and craftsmanship!

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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#2 posted 336 days ago

Nicely done in design and construct, plus it looks good.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 336 days ago

Thanks, guys. My wife always jokes that my best projects go out of the house. These girls needed something nice in their lives, and I know they appreciated what I made for them.

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#4 posted 336 days ago

Nice work and design Art. It’s amazing what the arched aprons and the dark dowels add to the overall appearance of this little bench.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 336 days ago

Great looking table, soft on the eyes and nice touches…..

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

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#6 posted 336 days ago

Well done!! Great design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 336 days ago

I like this one a lot! Great job

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#8 posted 335 days ago

Fantastic design.

-- 2014 will be a different least for me it will.

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#9 posted 335 days ago

Great piece, love the color of the dowel

-- Norman

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#10 posted 332 days ago

That’s a beautiful and solid bench! Great design and the contrasting plugs really add to its charm. I’m sure your nieces will enjoy it for a very long time.

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#11 posted 177 days ago

I could use one of these next to my recliner for my lap top. It’s beautiful.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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