Bow front vanity

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Project by Les Hastings posted 07-16-2008 01:29 AM 3730 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is what I’ve been working on in the evenings and weekends in my shop at home. Its a bow front with two doors in the center section and four drawers each side. Its out of Zebrawood veneers and Wenge solids, maple dovetailed drawer box’s. These pics are without the toe kick under it, it will be Wenge veneers.

There is also some uppers cabinets that will sit on top of the granite top on each side that go to the ceiling with a zebrawood veneered mirror frame over the center section. With another floor to ceiling cabinet opposite the vanity.

This is for an extensive remodel at a clients home.

I’ll start the bar cabinets that will be out of the same materail as soon as I get the bath cabinets finished, hopefully this weekend.

Thanks for having a look!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 07-16-2008 01:51 AM

wow…this looks like a very nice piece…I think this design…but taller would make a sweet BAR…this will have a top on it right???...o mentioned granite…very nice…try to take a picture when all is installed…it will look fabulous…

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#2 posted 07-16-2008 01:55 AM

Very nice Les, I had a panel glued up to make a door with, and i noticed last night that it had a bow in it similar to these, I may have to change my cabinet front to a bow front. Very good build

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#3 posted 07-16-2008 02:39 AM

Looking forward to seeing finished project. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 07-16-2008 02:42 AM

Very nice indeed.

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#5 posted 07-16-2008 02:50 AM


We are not worthy! This going to be beautiful. I can safely say that after looking through your projects you have to one of the most versatile craftsman that I have seen when it comes to the styles that you work in. Each style has its own set of challenges and you seem to be doing this effortlessly (even though we all know how much effort it takes). It all blows me away.

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#6 posted 07-16-2008 02:58 AM

Very beautiful design. I like how you broke up the busy pattern of the Zebrawood with the Wenge. Thank you for sharing.

-- “There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper … and the buyers who consider price only are this man’s lawful prey.” John Ruskin

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#7 posted 07-16-2008 03:04 AM

You’ve got the governors approval.
This piece looks marvelous.

-- What can i say i'm just doing what i love.

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#8 posted 07-16-2008 03:58 AM

Very nice looking peice

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#9 posted 07-16-2008 04:34 AM

Les A very challenging piece of furniture. Beautiful as always.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#10 posted 07-16-2008 04:34 AM

Gorgeous piece. I look forward to seeing it complete. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#11 posted 07-16-2008 08:56 AM

Looks good!

Thanks for the post


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#12 posted 07-16-2008 02:09 PM

Excellent job and a very nice design. I am curious as to the hinge you are using on the door. Inset european, what is the opening degree? I will be starting a bow front vanity in the next couple of weeks, but was looking at sos or knife hinges. I would much rather use the blums I am comfortable with. Will the toe kick have a bow as well?

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#13 posted 07-16-2008 02:14 PM

Absolutely beautiful!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#14 posted 07-16-2008 02:40 PM

Gorgeous work, I’m looking forward to seeing the final pieces

You’ve got to be one of the top 10 most talented and versatile woodworkers on this sight, but that’s just my opinion, I’m sure many rank you higher : ) thanks again for showing us what to aspire to.


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#15 posted 07-16-2008 05:08 PM

That’s a really unified design – the way the interest of the vertical patterns is offset with the interest of the curved forms and the wenge—just a very cool piece ! I can’t wait to see the whole thing put together!

Thanks, Lee!

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