Bird's Eye Maple Vanity with handcut dovetail drawerscomments (2) December 28th, 2010 in Reader's Gallery
My wife had actually convinced me to buy a simple vanity for our kids bathroom. I was swayed back to making it when I surprisingly found several beautiful bird's eye maple boards in the shorts I had bought to use around the shop. A quest to fill out the materials with more equally nice lumber took me to a supplier a few hours away ... and online to eBay! And I was not disappointed with the results, although the vanity wasn't installed that afternoon as my wife had originally negotiated!
The cabinet face frames are a combination mortise and tenon and dovetails, both cut by hand. Dust frames complete the drawer openings. The three drawers are hand cut dovetails and are fitted to close on a cushion of air. It's an odd application for a bathroom but my Alberta climate is so dry year round that it has not caused me troubles or needed extra tuning come summer.
We did a renovation of our kitchen following this bathroom. My wife ordered the cabinets from our local supplier. They don't have dovetails but I know when to keep my mouth shut! I'll put my efforts into cabinets that can go with us when we move!
Thanks for looking!
Design or Plan used: My own design - Barry Chatwin
posted in: Reader's Gallery, cabinet, dovetails
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