I built this for a friend to match the vanity I built for him last summer. His Dad, who's no longer with us, had a tree cutting business back in the day. His Dad was in his late 70's still cutting trees. My friend would help him on the weekends. They felled this nice cherry tree in the mid 80's and his Dad told him he should have it milled into boards. So that's what he did and they were stacked and stickered in his attic for thirty years.
So, he recently bought a nice cottage on a local lake and asked me to build him a vanity for the bathroom, using the cherry. He like the vanity so much, he wondered if there was anymore wood left, would I make him a mirror to match.
This wood was a dream to work with. Not a great grade but it was as stable and as dry to cut and mill as balsa wood or Spanish cedar. It cut like butter.
I used my Domino 500 for the frame joinery and my my new Pro 5 sander for the final sanding. All wood was hand planed before sanding. And of course I used my MFT as an assembly table.
I applied 7 or 8 thin coats of General Finishes Arm-R Seal by hand. Rubbing out with 0000 steel wool between coats.
Here's some miscellaneous build photos: