Makeup Vanity for my wife

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Project by loupitou06 posted 08-25-2021 10:14 PM 1068 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi fellow Jocks,

Here is the makeup vanity I build for my wife. The primary woods are cherry (case and drawer fronts), walnut (legs, drawer pulls) and white oak (drawers).
I wanted to challenge myself with waterfall sides miter joins and curved front/drawers – this time no CNC, just a sharp bandsaw blade and router bit/template.

I initially wanted to to try hand cut dovetails on the drawer sides but I chickened out and went with rabbet + exposed dowels, I had no test piece and no backup material for the drawer fronts.

I wanted the legs to be removable so I came up with a stainless bracket system screwed to the case.

The mirror is also removable with 2 stainless steel brackets embedded in the frame. Just for kicks, I embedded LEDs in the frame and diffused it with a layer of acrylic, the mirror was cut locally and sandwiched between the LEDs and a plywood backing.

The finish is my trusted process of 2-3 coats of de-waxed shellac followed by 4 coats of water based poly with intermediate sanding to 1000 grit.

This will be a 2 part set with a drawer chest that will sit on the right – stay tuned !

-- 100 fois sur le metier remettez votre ouvrage

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#1 posted 08-26-2021 12:03 AM

Oh I love this one! Beautifully done. I really like the exposed dowels in the drawers.

-- Jerry H - Holland Michigan

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#2 posted 08-26-2021 02:30 AM

really nice design,well done and im sure a happy wife ?

-- 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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#3 posted 08-26-2021 02:45 AM

That looks great. Some very nice design features too.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 08-26-2021 02:41 PM

Very nice makeup vanity. Love the mirror with edge lighting.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#5 posted 08-26-2021 03:34 PM

Really like the exposed dowels. What a great way to accent the drawers subtly.

-- Ryan/// I like chips...and sawdust...but mostly chips...with vinegar

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#6 posted 08-26-2021 04:30 PM

Beautiful work

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

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#7 posted 08-26-2021 07:13 PM

Great work. The curved legs go very nice with this design. I agree with you on the finish, such a foolproof no odor option.

-- “Each of us has to do his little bit toward transforming this spirit of the times.” Albert Einstein

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#8 posted 08-27-2021 01:50 AM

Lovely. The curves on the legs and mirror really add a level of appeal. Plus all the other details. Great job!

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#9 posted 08-27-2021 11:59 PM

Fantastic Job, it really looks great. Cant buy anything that nice.

-- Ty

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#10 posted 08-28-2021 11:33 AM

Beautiful lines, great job on this piece.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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