TWIST ON A CLASSIC
This washstand improves on its 19th-Century predecessor.
SHOP OWNER: Ed Baranowski
LOCATION: Joppa, MD
This washstand really draws attention at our craft shows. It is similar to the ones built in the 1800s but has "modern" cabinetry features--it is more streamlined so it can fit in smaller bathrooms or hallways.
The washstand is made of solid red oak throughout, including the 1-in. dowels that hold the towels. I dovetailed the drawer on my bandsaw using a home made jig. The door on the front has a raised panel, and there is one shelf in the lower cabinet to hold tissues, hand cloths and whatever strikes my wife's fancy. I "washed" the oak with ammonia to speed up the antique oak aging process and finished it with a wipe-on semi- gloss urethane....Ed Baranowski
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