Cherry bath vanity

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Project by Darryl Jones posted 04-05-2014 12:45 AM 2990 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this vanity as a commission for a long time family friend. It is made of mostly locally sourced Florida cherry and cherry ply. This piece kind of evolved as I went along, dictating changes as it went along. I tried something new with the finish, I had read online that using lye on cherry would kick start the natural aging process and produce a very old looking cherry finish. As you can see in the 5th picture the change was pretty dramatic and it was almost instantaneous. I did blog the process here with more pictures of the build if you are interested. As always enjoy and leave comments if you feel so compelled.

-- Dread Knot Wood Shop

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#1 posted 04-05-2014 01:30 AM

beautiful work!

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#2 posted 04-05-2014 03:23 AM

Nice looking piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Matt (MWA Woodworks)

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#3 posted 04-05-2014 03:50 AM

thats real nice and that change in the cherry really is dramatic

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#4 posted 04-05-2014 04:45 AM

Beautiful piece, great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 04-05-2014 11:02 AM

That looks really nice. It looks like it will be very functional also. I might steal some design ideas from it.

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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#6 posted 04-05-2014 11:45 AM

Wow that finished up nicely.
It was great following along in all the blog posts too.

Good job,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 04-05-2014 06:22 PM

Its a great accomplishment. I really like the lines and shape of the piece.

Great tip on aging cherry, as I never heard that before.


-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#8 posted 04-05-2014 09:12 PM


-- helen

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