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Project by Chris posted 05-27-2014 02:51 AM 1156 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an entertainment unit I built and finished using a technique I found on Anna White’s website. t is constructed with 3/4 ” birch plywood faced with birch hardwood. The back is 1/4” cherry hardwood that sits in a routed channel in the back. The doors are made from birch and 1/4” plywood and for the first time I used an open mortise and tenon joint for the frames. They were a little bit loose but for my first go I am pretty happy. I built a generic jig for my table saw using a few different ideas I got off of Youtube. The top is 2×6 spruce from Home Depot that planed thinner and then joined using biscuits to make the top.

For the finish I used a turquoise latex paint which I sanded once dry. I then used 1 part min-wax gunstock stain and mixed it with three parts of a faux glaze which I then painted over to give it a weathered look. First time for this type of finish and i was happy how it came out. For the table top, I first stained the spruce with strong black tea and then with steel wool / vinegar concoction that had been sitting for quite a while to give it a rusty appearance. I then used a gel finish from Lee Valley to finish the top off.

Thanks for looking, my wife says it looks better in real life than in the pictures!

Chris

-- May the Lord bless you and keep you





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#1 posted 05-27-2014 11:42 AM

It looks good. Nice job with the finish. That’s something I would never try. I’m more of a stain it and forget it kind of guy. Hope you enjoy it.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 05-27-2014 11:43 AM

Nice work, very nice cabinet. I like the antique finish on this, great job.

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#3 posted 05-27-2014 01:40 PM

N64!

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#4 posted 05-27-2014 02:27 PM

This is a nice piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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