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#1 posted 06-14-2014 02:40 AM
looks great,fantastic job.
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#2 posted 06-14-2014 03:59 AM
Very nice job.
-- Jeff NJ
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#3 posted 06-14-2014 04:32 AM
That’s a fabulous looking kitchen. I really LOVE the special decorating on the island top! LOL
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#4 posted 06-14-2014 05:29 AM
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#5 posted 06-14-2014 05:51 AM
Very nice kitchen, well done.
-- Gary, California
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#6 posted 06-14-2014 07:53 AM
Wonderful. Very nice work. I love Alder. We have a lot of it here in Norway and it is a very underused wood here. I also love to carve in it.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
#7 posted 06-14-2014 07:54 AM
Wonderful. Very nice work. I love Alder. We have a lot of it here in Norway and it is a very underused wood here. It also carves very well.
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#8 posted 06-14-2014 11:59 AM
Beautiful work here, excellent craftsmanship.
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#9 posted 06-14-2014 01:25 PM
As Stefang says Alder is very underused except in Cda?USA as structural wood for upholstered furniture. Would like to know how you finished it without blotching.
-- Phil in British Columbia
#10 posted 06-14-2014 03:01 PM
thanks for the comments everyone.
As for getting an even stain result. We mix wood glue to water at 80% water/20% glue. We sand our parts to 220. We condition and very lightly hand sand back at 220 (just to knock down raised grain). Hand sanding too hard on this step will not be good because it will close the grain too much. Then we stain and finish accordingly.
I bought different glues I could get and had mixed results. I found a Wurth white glue that works great for us. Titebond did not give us the results we were looking for.
Others will use a wash coat of sanding sealer which would achieve the same result from my own understanding.
We spray on the conditioner and wipe it back any excess so no runs. The process goes very fast.
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#11 posted 06-14-2014 04:26 PM
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#12 posted 02-24-2015 01:51 PM
The 45 degree corners are wonderful touch. Seperates the woodworkers from the CABINETMAKERS.
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#13 posted 02-24-2015 01:56 PM
Jerry, that is a beautiful kitchen. You did a fine job on it.
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