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01-18-2019 01:48 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question walnut joining

I’m planning to build a new vanity for a bathroom remodel in my house and wanted to do something a little showy. I’ve got it stuck in my head that a curved-front, done in walnut, would look nice in this space—room for a large single sink and topped with marble or granite cut to match the curve below.

I don’t have any experience with bending wood, which seems to rule out frame and panel style construction—leaving a solid wood door as my only real option. There’s not much online, but it appears I could build a jig to glue up angled boards (much like coopering) or tambour style slats.

When I’ve made solid wood doors before (for an outside barbeque cart, for example), I’ve experienced a lot of sticking doors and/or large gaps due to wood movement—something I would expect (and don’t want) with the changeable humidity in a bathroom setting.

Is this a lost cause? Or is there some way to approach this that I haven’t considered?

~Steve

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#1 posted 01-18-2019 02:07 AM

Try this LJ blog.
lumberjocks.com/LesHastings/blog/5109

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#2 posted 01-18-2019 02:09 AM

If I was you I’d start by watching videos on Youtube. Lots of videos

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=building+curved+front+vanity+cabinets

It give you and Idea what’s involved. You could/can buy curved front doors and drawer fronts

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1&q=RADUDIS+BCABINET+DOORS

https://walzcraft.com/products/accent-cabinet-doors/curved-products/

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#3 posted 01-18-2019 02:45 AM


Try this LJ blog.
lumberjocks.com/LesHastings/blog/5109

- wuddoc


For some reason your link did work for me.

http://lumberjocks.com/LesHastings/blog/5109

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#4 posted 01-18-2019 03:12 PM

Thanks for the link to Les’s blog—it’s a clear and straightforward process with no wood bending. Pretty sure I can make that technique work for me.

~Steve

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