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Well, this has been quite the week for the ol Morris home! I had fully intended on finishing our Walnut Vanity, but we were informed an appraiser was going to come out this Tuesday to value our home for a VA refi. At first I had not thought of it, but it finally struck me, hey, if this guy is coming out to appraise, we should probably have our bathrooms fully functional. While the 1/4 bath downstairs with the Walnut Vanity is fully functional, the kids bathroom upstairs is not, it's still missing a vanity as well. I called the VA appraiser and asked him if the missing vanity would effect the value of our home, he stated maybe not, but the lender would not be too happy to see their investment missing parts of the home. So my wife and spent an hour discussing what she'd like in the kids bathroom, we ho hummed over the HD and Lowes vanity's, too expensive, they ran anywhere from 300 bucks on up, and we are not ready to spend that much right now, school is getting ready to start for our kids in a couple weeks, and we need to get school clothes still. So we talked about what she wanted, she wanted a white cabinet, and she liked the simplicity of shaker that I have been introducing into our home lately. So I told her, we can build a cabinet and paint it white! She loved it. So we got into high gear and I ran out yesterday and grabbed a stack of poplar from the lumber dealer, and came home and drew something up to get approval by my wife. Just a simple shaker cabinet, with the drawer proportions to be worked out still, she is deciding what she is going to put in the drawers. After I drew it up, and got approval from LOML, I started to cutting and joining the poplar boards to make the floor, and sides of the cabinet. I was not too concerned about grain matches etc, the cabinet will be painted on the outside, but I did want some grain symmetry for the floor of the cabinet, as the interior will be natural and varnished. This morning I was able to get the panels glued up and out of the clamps, squared up and cleaned up. They look pretty good. Over this next week, I'll come home from work and put a couple hours a night on the vanity, tomorrow I'll be cutting in the dado's and assembling the floor and sides. I called the appraiser and told him to hold off a week while I get this vanity wrapped up and installed. He agreed. So I have a week to get this wrapped up, painted, and installed, and functioning! Wish me luck!
Walnut vanity is coming along today. This will go into our quarter bath. The slides are self closing Blu Motion. Base coat of Watco Teak oil followed up with General Finishes Gel Top Coat. Two more coats to go with a 320 grit sanding between coats. My family loves it. I do too! It will be free standing, or floating about 8" above the floor secured in a corner.
I've been tasked to create a walnut vanity for our half bath. This vanity will be Danish Modern style, rectangular, clean lines and crisp edges. I glued up the side panel this morning, the clamps are off and I'm flattening this end panel. Working the panel in a diagonal cross pattern, then I'll start in from the opposite side.
I was recently contacted about building a Walnut vanity and a Walnut Shelf to fit over a range hood. So so I was sent these two pictures and ask if I could do these. So I got started by gluing up several boards to make the vanity 24" deep and 41 3/4" wide. The boards are 1 1/4" thick and a piece is glued on the front to give it the appearance of being 2 1/2". finish was applied this week and it was picked up today to install. The Shelf is 1 1/2" thick 7" deep and 32" wide. It to was picked up today and installed. So i can now mark this one off the list and move on to the next one in waiting. I love it it when a plan come together.
got the mirror hung today, completing this little (ok, large) task of renovating the bathroom (did the shower a few months ago). vanity has 11 drawers, full extension glides. now need to design and build a storage cabinet for under the window to the right of the vanity. shower was taken back to studs and everything fixed. also did the bathroom floor and paint.
John Morris posted a file in Furnishings
16 downloadsThis is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use. The Three Mirror Vanity is a really cool file/plan. Today, the modern, contemporary, danish modern has made a big comeback. And this project fits right in with what is hip today. It's amazing how good design never dies. Have fun!
John Morris posted a topic in Plans and SoftwareView File Workbench Magazine 1965 Jan-Feb Three Mirror Vanity This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use. The Three Mirror Vanity is a really cool file/plan. Today, the modern, contemporary, danish modern has made a big comeback. And this project fits right in with what is hip today. It's amazing how good design never dies. Have fun! Submitter JohnMorris Submitted 10/17/2015 Category Furnishings
Just got this installed, though getting it finished was a real exercise in patience. The varnish was slow to cure enough for the sanding routine I used. Anyway, it's a plan that was in woodsmith and I made a mirror to match.
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