Just Hold It...

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Project by MattHodek posted 07-23-2017 07:00 PM 1020 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, this is a bit of an odd one. My mother had remodeled her bathroom, and the new vanity no longer had a place for a roll. All of the stands in the stores were chrome plated, and that just didn’t fit the style. It took me a while to come up with an idea I both liked, and thought I could pull off. This wasn’t the first time I had started. This time it didn’t hurt that I accidentally bought some very beautiful curly cherry to use.

Being somewhat new to woodworking in general, I still have a tendency to leave loads of wood in the name of strength. That didn’t really jive with the flowing lines I had envisioned in my mind. More than one of the pieces went back to the lathe to modify the curves. It certainly isn’t prefect, but I am proud of it.

Each of the joints is just a straight wedged tenon (well, except for the feet). The base started to crack only after I started removing material for the bevel, so I got to try my hand at my first butterfly key. There is a 2.5 lb plate weight screwed to the bottom of the base to add a stability. The whole thing is finished with 3 coats of Tried and True Varnish Oil.

I made a video that can be found here:

-- Matt, Michigan,

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#1 posted 07-23-2017 10:23 PM

Very nice work. Most important accessory in the room !!!!

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#2 posted 07-25-2017 01:56 AM

Nice work, sounds like you learned alot along the way.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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