Linen Press

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Project by woodymays posted 09-23-2009 04:17 AM 1315 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my most recent picture of a linen press that I made for the kids room. This toke me a while since I was laid off earlier this year. This cabinet toke the place of two junky dressers.
The linen press is made from pine.

-- Behind every great man is his wife with rolling eyes.

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matt garcia

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#1 posted 09-23-2009 05:15 AM

Nice!! Looks like cherry!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#2 posted 09-23-2009 05:18 AM

Sweet. Nicely done!

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 09-23-2009 05:22 AM

I thought it was cherry when i first looked at it. You did a good job on the finish. The press looks great, Very good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#4 posted 09-23-2009 05:29 AM

most excellent looks so beautiful

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 09-23-2009 12:47 PM

Nice project. Almost as nice as the swing.

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#6 posted 09-23-2009 01:45 PM

wow that does look like cherry! what did you use to finish it?

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#7 posted 09-23-2009 04:13 PM

To finish the linen press I used Minwax pre-stained wood conditioner prior to staining. The wood conditioner penitrates into the wood which allows for a more even stain.
For the stain, I used Sherwin Williams wood classics fruitwood oil stain and mixed in 3123 oak mantel which comes from Sherwin Williams formula book.
For the finish, I used Sherwin Williams waterborne polyurethane varnish, satin clear. This finish is easy to use because you can add extra coats without lightly sanding after one hour and up to I believe six hours. I ended up lightly sanding after the second coat anyways to maintain a smooth surface.

-- Behind every great man is his wife with rolling eyes.

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#8 posted 09-23-2009 04:33 PM

Nice even finish, hard to do on pine. Beautiful.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#9 posted 09-23-2009 07:12 PM

This is a beautiful piece of workmanship! Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#10 posted 09-24-2009 01:15 AM

You made that pine look like a hardwood. Nice job! super finish.

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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