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Commissioned Work, Distressed Maple

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Project by OldWolfsWoodShop posted 07-05-2014 10:15 PM 933 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Haven’t posted in a while, as I was working on a large commissioned project. All 8 units are made from solid Maple, laminated. Custom fitted to their new home. Finished with 5 coats of Gel Stain (antique Maple), and 2 coats of Minwax Wipe On Poly (satin).

The biggest issue was the fact that the client wanted the Distressed look, knots, gouges, etc. A real struggle for those of us that like smooth wood. But I struggled through and enjoy the project.

-- Making Sawdust is great stress relief... www.oldwolfswoodshop.ca





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RTex

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#1 posted 07-06-2014 12:01 AM

Nice looking work.

-- RTex, Wood Wranglin' Cowboy

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#2 posted 07-06-2014 12:46 AM

very well done – nice addition to the house and your portfolio

-- Greg Simon

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#3 posted 07-06-2014 11:32 AM

well done they look great! I am sure the customer is thrilled!

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#4 posted 07-06-2014 12:23 PM

Very nice work.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#5 posted 07-06-2014 01:46 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 07-06-2014 04:12 PM

nice work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 07-06-2014 07:34 PM

I distressed a grandmother clock housing once. I used a chain and beat it some. not good enough so I had to add some nail holes and use used brass screws. it did look old and slightly abused when done but not my favorite finish. I like smooth wood. your work is beautiful.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#8 posted 07-10-2014 04:57 AM

Fantastic looking!

-- Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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