Vanity Table Seat

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Project by Art posted 08-23-2013 03:23 AM 1554 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 08-23-2013 03:26 AM

Good design and craftsmanship!

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#2 posted 08-23-2013 03:31 AM

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

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#3 posted 08-23-2013 03:44 AM

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 08-23-2013 09:39 AM

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 08-23-2013 09:44 AM

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

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

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#6 posted 08-23-2013 12:59 PM

Well done!! Great design.

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#7 posted 08-23-2013 01:11 PM

I like this one a lot! Great job

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#8 posted 08-23-2013 05:13 PM

Fantastic design.

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#9 posted 08-24-2013 03:02 AM

Great piece, love the color of the dowel

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#10 posted 08-27-2013 03:52 PM

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 01-29-2014 02:41 AM

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

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