My first big project

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Project by joeygiordano posted 12-31-2016 03:41 AM 3979 views 3 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I finally finished it… took me 2 months and my wife hates me because I’ve been in the basement every day for 2 Months,but I’m done. Vanity for my bathroom. Decided to take on this project when me and the wife went to a big box store and saw the junk you get for $600.. I told her I could make one better for the same price and I hope I did. Went and spend about $600 on supplies to build it and when I started I thought I would have to explain to my wife why we have to spend another $600 on a real vanity. I think I might be hooked on this now. wife finally came down and saw it and could not believe I built it.

it’s not Perfect.. but I am very happy with it.

“when you put you mind to something.. you could do anything”

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#1 posted 12-31-2016 03:54 AM

You should be happy with that vanity. Obviously your wife is as well. That is a really fine looking cabinet. Your both going to love it for years.

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#2 posted 12-31-2016 03:59 AM

That’s really impressive. The fact that you did flush mount drawers says a lot about your woodworking talent. Very difficult to do and very well executed. You have to spend quite a bit more than $600 to buy a piece like that in the store. Your wife should be proud of you and I hope that you acquired some new tools in the process of building this because you’ll have them the rest of your life. You certainly acquired some new skills.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#3 posted 12-31-2016 04:11 AM

WOW. That is really impressive.
I would be very proud if I’d made that myself.
Really great job, Congratulations.
Thank you for sharing with us.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 12-31-2016 04:29 AM

Great work, love the hardware, it really completes the vanity,

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#5 posted 12-31-2016 05:27 AM

It certainly looks worth the while you spent on this vanity!
Very well done indeed!

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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#6 posted 12-31-2016 05:48 AM


Two months is breakneck speed! The vanity looks wonderful. Not only would it cost you a great deal more than $600 for a similar vanity, you have a one-of-a-kind custom vanity! Thanks for sharing and welcome to LJs.


-- Voltaire: “Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities” There are 112 genders (not including male and female)

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#7 posted 12-31-2016 06:58 AM

Wow, that’s a beauty. Enjoy the fruit of your labors!

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#8 posted 12-31-2016 09:27 AM

This is outstanding! Nice work, Joey!

-- Paul Mayer,

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#9 posted 12-31-2016 10:10 AM

Great looking vanity! Obviously it was worth the effort!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#10 posted 12-31-2016 12:21 PM

Lot of work there and it came out so nice. Great job.


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#11 posted 12-31-2016 12:53 PM

Very NICE!!!!! Now that your wife sees the quality of your work, I bet there are more project requests to follow.

Most of my projects start out with my wife saying “Honey, do you think you could build this for me?” I typically respond with something like, “I believe I could if I had a .” ;)

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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#12 posted 12-31-2016 01:53 PM

Great looking vanity! I wish my first project came out this nice

Most of my projects start out with my wife saying “Honey, do you think you could build this for me?” I typically respond with something like, “I believe I could if I had a .” ;)

- cracknpop

Couldn’t have put this better lol

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#13 posted 12-31-2016 02:27 PM

Congratulations that is a beautiful piece of work, does the wife want any more to compliment it?

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#14 posted 12-31-2016 02:49 PM

Very nice looking cabinet, great project and finish work.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#15 posted 12-31-2016 02:56 PM

Looks great. You did a fine job with it.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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