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Blog entry by GregP posted 07-17-2010 05:16 AM 1130 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So here’s the project I’ve been working on today, a little dull but it had to be done. It’s a bunch of sample doors because customers are always curious about the different types of woods and it’s hard to give a good example sometimes. Originally I was going to make them different styles but for the sake of consistency and because it’s usually just the wood people are undecided on, I decided to make them all the same.

So here they are, I will be staining and finishing tomorrow.






Quarter Sawn Oak






Birds Eye Pine






Soft Maple


-- Greg P, Washington State,

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#1 posted 07-17-2010 05:38 AM

Great bunch of sample doors

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#2 posted 07-17-2010 06:19 AM

nice ,
that should give them a good selection to chose from .

and hopefully help them chose faster too ,
saving you all that waiting to get the work .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 07-17-2010 06:44 AM

your walnut is really light, stay away from steamed walnut if that is what it is?

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#4 posted 07-17-2010 11:28 AM

looking good sofare
now you just have to choose one kind of wood
and make a serie in different styles
then you will run like crazy to follow your costummers wishes :—)


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#5 posted 07-17-2010 01:18 PM

Yup, thats some sample doors.
birds eye pine, try finding enough of that for a kitchens worth of doors.

-- Doug...

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#6 posted 07-17-2010 03:04 PM

This is a great idea! Just enough to get a good idea of what the finished wood would look like but not so much you have a full piece of furniture in each wood.

How will you finish these? It would be great if you could post finished pictures also. Even after 20+ years of working with various woods, it is tough for me to visualize the finished wood appearance.

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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#7 posted 07-20-2010 07:43 PM

@Paulfromaction: The walnut is actually quite a bit darker than the picture turned out, I was playing around with exposures and perhaps did something goofy, I will watch out for steamed walnut though.

@EEngineer: I just posted the completed doors in the completed projects section of my page, feel free to check them out.

-- Greg P, Washington State,

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