Powder room Vanity

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Project by Alongiron posted 289 days ago 1224 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have not posted to the LJ site for awile but I have been working on a couple of projects that I still have not completed. I am working on 2 kitchens for some good friends, The Perkins and The Campbells, Those 2 complete kitchens will be posted soon. This is a project that I have been doing in my “Spare time” when not doing my day job or working on the 2 kitchens, It is a vanity for our powder room off of our kitchen. I made it to match our kitchen cabinets that I made earlier this year. The vanity is made from QSWO and finished off with 3 coats of satin varnish. The top really turned out nice with some really pretty grain…the pictures do not do the vanity justice….my wife picked out the sink and tap. I installed it this weekend with the help of my brother-in-law and father -in-law. Thanks for looking and I hope that you like it! I also included a picture of the kitchen as well as the look of the “before” Powder Room.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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#1 posted 289 days ago

That is a very nice design!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#2 posted 289 days ago

Oh thats a great vanity….nice job. I am gaining a greater appreciation for white oak and you have certainly done a great job highlighting that beautiful grain.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 289 days ago

Beautiful vanity. I can see that awesome grain pattern in the white oak!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 289 days ago

Another beautiful project completed.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#5 posted 289 days ago

Very nice vanity great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 289 days ago

That looks great very nice!

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#7 posted 288 days ago

Great work,,,, love the style.

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

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#8 posted 288 days ago

Very nice vanity….you did a great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#9 posted 288 days ago

Great wood working. I really like the design on the doors with the simple lines and no curly stuff. If I may offer one suggestion for the next time – the bowl “looks” as though it may tip over if it were to be touched or filled with water. You and I both know that it won’t happen, but it just visually looks that way. Consider cutting a small diameter hole in the counter and recess the bowl just slightly so that it looks like it is getting a little more support from the counter. Or with what you have there, consider building a 1 inch or more “base” that is round or square to go around the bottom of the bowl to make it look like it has some stability. I hate to be critical but I hope you appreciate some honest feedback. Nice job all around.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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#10 posted 288 days ago

Thanks for all the great comments! Dano I like your idea and I’m going to retrofit something to put on there this weekend thanks for the great idea!!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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#11 posted 288 days ago

“Power Room” I usually call it the “Squat Thrust Room” but “Power Room” is perfect. “Rest Room” isn’t for “Go Getters.”

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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Jim Kuehl

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#12 posted 288 days ago

Very nice work here! Your design is now my wife’s (and my) new favorite design for the vanity I’ll build in the next month or so. I had a design in mind that was similar, but with beadboard (per wifey’s request) in the doors and side panels. Yours is much better. Mine (sadly) will still be painted white when complete.

Regarding your drawer front (which I assume is a faux drawer front) may I ask how you joined it to the legs? Pocket screws? Mortise & Tenon? I haven’t built much furniture and am not sure how it’s done without a top rail.

Thanks for the inspiration, and feedback!!

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#13 posted 288 days ago

Jim I’m glad that you like this plan and are going to build it. I do have this plan in sketch up if you’d like to see it. All the joints are mort/ten joints and the slots that were made for the plywood were routed out using a quarter inch straight bit. If anyone would like a copy of the sketch up plan please send me a private email and I will forward that onto you. Thanks again

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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#14 posted 288 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.


-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#15 posted 288 days ago

Well done ,Looks great !!!!

-- Dennis Stallings; I am what I am,And that's all what I am...

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