This is a nice representation of a simple yet elegant design that may be used in various ways while staying within the client's budget.
Ash hardwood was used to create the legs and upper frame for the lid. While the lid/seat was made out of soft maple. A durable vinyl fabric (made in USA) was used to upholster the seat cushion.
The finish is a hand rubbed, beige colored shellac.
The cabinet carcass was created out of 3/4" cabinet grade plywood. Poplar was used for the doors and faceframe because of the painted finish. Two working draws increase the storage space which is great for hair curlers and/or blow dryers. The top was made from an old 50's dinette table. New ribbed stainless moulding was used to complete the vanity.
The two little whimsical ameba shaped accents on the front were added as a focal point and finished in turquoise and chartreuse to compliment the wall color and matching original 1950's stools.
This bar would make a very playful addition to anyone's modern or retro modern living space.
"About a year ago my friend bought a 1936 Chevy p/u and had Gene build him a box for the bed of his truck. I bought a 1971 Chevy El Camino last Nov. I asked Gene to build me a box. I wanted the chevy bow-tie emblem design in the lid.
"After numerous e-mails and dimension changes Gene came up with this box. The colors were another matter. I wanted red with a lite color, white or silver setting off the woodgrain. Gene felt that it might turn pink. He suggested black and that turned out awesome with the solid black outline.
"I suspect at least 80hrs labor and about 3wks design revisions to complete this project. I get a lot of looks and praise for this addition to my truck.
"Thanks Gene excellent job."