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Project by Alan posted 06-08-2009 12:10 AM 13237 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this vanity table for my wife as a 10th anniversary gift. It is made of cherry, cherry plywood and birch plywood with blum full extension soft close slides. This project took a long time to complete but I learned a lot on this one.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#1 posted 06-08-2009 12:21 AM

I like it!!!

Very nice lines.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#2 posted 06-08-2009 12:23 AM

beautiful ,nice design wonderful wood choice, very well done.


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#3 posted 06-08-2009 03:28 PM

Great design and workmanship. Don’t see many of these around nowadays. It’s such a useful and feminine piece of furniture you would think every woman would want one. And maybe they should.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 06-08-2009 10:28 PM

very fine work alan. It turned out great, Your wife must be very happy.

-- People who say it cannot be done should not interup those who are doing it

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#5 posted 06-09-2009 12:24 AM

Thanks for the comments. She is very happy with it. The next on the list is a stool to match it.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#6 posted 06-10-2009 01:57 AM

Ver nice! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 07-13-2009 01:12 AM

I love the design. Very fine work and well excecuted!

-- Dominique Barbier - Dallas, TX

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#8 posted 10-24-2009 04:23 PM


Two questions, if you please:

1) how is the glass held in, and … is it vulnerable if a ‘dresser’ side gets bumped?

2) since you—like me—live in Cold Winter Land—is there risk to the wood by parking this beautiful piece directly above a heating register?

I love it. Nicely done!!

-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 10-24-2009 04:42 PM

Thank you,


The glass rests on 2 cleats mounted to the sides. The mirror attaches on the back of both and holds them together. If the dresser got bumped very hard on one of the front inside corners it could twist enough to knock out the glass. I have hit it once fairly hard and I would have to be hit it twice as hard as I did to knock out the glass.

The heat register doesn’t seem to be a problem, it is fairly open under and infront of it.

The cherry has darkened a little with age and looks even better now.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#10 posted 12-30-2011 05:04 PM

Excellent modern take on a classic “need” from wives forever. Nice drawers; I hate my bathroom where the last 25% of the drawer is inaccessible! Can you envision any way to add lighting to such a design? I can imagine light coming up through the glass….

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