Daphne's Vanity

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Project by Tooch posted 04-16-2021 04:44 PM 394 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I haven’t posted anything in a looong time, and as I was showing an acquaintance some old projects, I realized I should add some of the bigger things I’ve done in the last few years.

This was a special project as it was my youngest daughter’s 6th birthday present. She really wanted a vanity to sit and “do makeup”, and I couldn’t stand the thought of paying $$ for a plastic one.

The frame is made mostly of poplar, which is becoming my favorite wood to use when I plan on painting a project because its easy to work with and relatively inexpensive. the tops of the bench and table are both MDF, as is the mirror. I used a CNC machine to cut out a space for the recessed mirror and the heart. The mirror is both epoxied on and is held in place with clips, just in case….

The second picture is of my daughter, on her birthday when I gave her this. The third pic is of the inscription that I wrote for her under the bench. The fourth picture is how it looks today…. as you can see it gets PLENTY of use.

Thanks for looking,


-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 04-16-2021 04:51 PM

Excellent job! I can imagine that happines when she got it and tried, played with it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 04-16-2021 04:52 PM

Wow, very nice.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#3 posted 04-16-2021 05:28 PM

Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 04-16-2021 05:49 PM

Wow, how sweet is that!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 04-16-2021 07:53 PM

That’s definitely a little girls delight.

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#6 posted 04-16-2021 08:24 PM

Good job Tooch. The signed words of wisdom make it even more special.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#7 posted 04-16-2021 10:37 PM

Super nice Mike! The smile on her face is priceless!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 04-17-2021 12:20 AM

Very nice, very special

-- Ron

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#9 posted 04-17-2021 01:40 AM

This is awesome – the project, her happy face, and your inscription. Great project.

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#10 posted 04-17-2021 01:57 AM

one of lifes greatest moments.nice work dad.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#11 posted 04-17-2021 10:24 AM

You are in the running for Dad of the Year for sure. It’s a beautiful piece with a spot on sentiment included.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#12 posted 04-17-2021 12:04 PM

I can tell you’re very happy with the results by the look on your daughters face and the usage she’s getting out of it.
Very nice work Tooch.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 04-17-2021 02:24 PM

Nice work!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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