Custom Buffet #7: Project complete

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Blog entry by MT_Stringer posted 12-03-2013 05:33 AM 1511 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We finally got our counter top installed and the brick grouted. A little caulk and touch up paint and we are through.
Two very happy campers.

Dovetail drawer construction.

Silstone Tea Leaf counter top detail

My bricklayer and cabinet door installer.

If you go back to the first post, you will see the final pic is almost exactly like the plan. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#1 posted 12-03-2013 06:08 AM

Simply FANTASTIC! I’m sure you are both pleased with the final result. Proud campers.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#2 posted 12-03-2013 06:59 AM

Tell me about the finish? I’ve seen that before and find it interesting, is it a layering of different colors?

-- Naz

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#3 posted 12-03-2013 02:45 PM


Nicely appointed and a great Fit and Finish.

Well Done. – Grandpa Len.

Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#4 posted 12-03-2013 03:18 PM

This is very attractive and you did a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 12-03-2013 05:34 PM

Great build and blogging.

-- ~Julie~

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#6 posted 12-03-2013 05:58 PM

“Tell me about the finish? I’ve seen that before and find it interesting, is it a layering of different colors?”

@Nazair – I don’t know much about the finish. I primed the wood with Zinsser Bulls eye and painted the green using Valspar latex. Then one of my wife’s friends applied the finish which looked like black dye that was applied lightly with a sponge brush.

Then two layers of glaze was applied. It is not a glossy finish. More satin look I guess. The lady refinishes antique furniture. She made it look exactly like a picture my wife had found on the internet. I am not crazy about green, but it turned out nice.

Here is the glaze she used.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#7 posted 12-03-2013 06:30 PM

It came out great. The work you did transformed the whole space.
You created some great storage space to boot.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#8 posted 12-03-2013 09:52 PM

It’s a great looking project, thanks for the info on the finishing process.

-- Naz

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#9 posted 12-08-2013 01:49 PM

Super nice build, Mike. Looks like someone is very happy. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 12-10-2013 08:16 AM

Great job! I really enjoyed going through your whole blog of this project. Thanks for taking the time to document it all so thoroughly. Favorited it for future reference!

-- Robb

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#11 posted 01-17-2014 02:10 AM

Outstanding stuff. Thanks for sharing—you are a talented guy.

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