I had salavged the seat from my grandparent's outhouse, demolished in the m
id 70s. I had wondered what I could do with it. I had coated it with a sp
ar urethane, until I could find a suitable project with it. Leon's sugges
tion of putting a mirror in the opening was appealing.
I made a vanity mirror with it. Viola (sic)! We need a mirror at the fa
rm bathroom, anyway, so this project should fit the bill, nicely. I'll ma
ke a complimentary vanity cabinet, for it, later.
The seat board is 10/4 cypress, so it is nice and sturdy; 47" wide X 15" ta
ll. I framed it with old salvaged cypress 4X4s and the bottom edge board i
s about a 1.5X3. The seat is essentially framed like a picture would be.
No glue was used, it's all pegged or notched together, though the glass sup
ports/framing, on the backside, is screwed in place.
It looks much better, in person, than it does in the pics. It's not gross
looking, either, as one might think an outhouse seat "decor" may be. I'm
debating whether to put a finish on the framing. I think it looks good, a
s is, accented by the unfinished framing.
We're to have crawfish etouffee at Mom's tonight, so I'll run it passed her
, for her critique. I'm wondering if she'll recognize it. As much weird
stuff as I made, and not just for her, she'll probably confirm I'm nuts, r
ather than comment on the mirror.
This was a quick, fun project.