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Project by foodog posted 02-03-2009 02:54 AM 1609 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First actual paying project…it was for a friend so they got a good deal. It was tough getting the stain as dark as they wanted without covering the grain. Learned alot doing this one and want to do another, but not anytime soon

-- Stan from St. Paul Mn

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#1 posted 02-03-2009 03:57 AM

Nice job. I agree though…. a lighter color would be good I think. But the customer is always right.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 02-03-2009 06:19 AM

Stan -

Excellent and congrats on a paying ww job . . . customer is always right! I agree about appreciating the grain and would prefer a light stain, but we are woodworkers!


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Cathy Krumrei

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#3 posted 02-03-2009 01:53 PM

Stan (waving from Grand Rapids!) That’s a great looking wine rack! What kind of finish did you use..looks really nice and shiny. Nice project! Congrats on the sale.

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#4 posted 02-03-2009 03:03 PM

Great job!

Congrats on getting paid. I’d be happy, usually, to have matierial costs.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#5 posted 02-03-2009 05:03 PM

Really nice looking wine rack, and if you made the client happy, and got paid, then you are a winner.

Really dark finishes are all the rage right now. I think Pottery Barn and others have some influence on that.
I have been using alot of glazes lately to get that dark color.

Thanks for posting.

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#6 posted 02-04-2009 01:01 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone. I delivered it this morning, they loved it, so they’re happy. (The stain was General Finishes “Java” two coats (carefuilly applied) SW varnish on the top, and minwax semi gloss over the rest

-- Stan from St. Paul Mn

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