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I’ve made plenty of these style boxes but this one has a new twist. I use a color stain on the cherry portion and a French Polish finish. Plenty of work on the finish but with nice results I think,thanks for viewing …BC
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#1 posted 07-08-2010 11:30 PM
great looking piece
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#2 posted 07-09-2010 12:07 AM
Beautiful is an understatement , BC : ) Such a fantastic piece of BirdsEye and the stained Cherry compliments it very well !The French Polish is an artform in itself…it came out just fine : )
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#3 posted 07-09-2010 12:14 AM
Nice combination of wood and finishes
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#4 posted 07-09-2010 12:29 AM
Great looking box. Nice job. Did you use the same stain on the center Maple section also.
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#5 posted 07-09-2010 12:30 AM
Quite the box. I love the birdseye front, and how the boxes stack. I’ve never tried french polish, but always wanted to. How do you think the shine compares to gloss poly?
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#6 posted 07-09-2010 12:43 AM
Karson the center piece is laminated cherry wood stain with a Pratt Lampert cherry bark stain, the next a joining pieces are blk. walnut followed by bird eye maple. The shellac is a amber color shellac. bobasaurus the difference between poly and a french polish is the depth of finish one can achieve in a short period of time and the glass like appearance. Poly take hours to dry before you can sand and apply another coat , with a french polish multiple coat can be applied in seconds.
#7 posted 07-09-2010 01:10 AM
I was looking at the inside when the drawer was out and assumed that the dark stripes were the Cherry.
So what you built was Birds Eye Maple, Walnut, Cherry (With stain on the outside) and then Walnut and Birds Eye Maple.
I love the combination of Maple and Cherry. I made a Cradle/Glider for my daughter out of Cherry with Maple Panels. I sprayed Amber Shellac and then French Polished after the finish was built up.
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#8 posted 07-09-2010 01:12 AM
Absolutely gorgeous! Great wood choice, and I love the pull!
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#9 posted 07-09-2010 01:13 AM
Karson your cradle has so much detail, and a very rich finish, thanks for sharing…BC
#10 posted 07-09-2010 01:36 AM
Oops, just realized that’s the shelf stacked on the shell… disregard my “boxes” remark. French polishing sounds quite neat… I’ll try it on a project someday. Normally I don’t like the finishing process, but the effort involved could make it more rewarding (and leave me less coated in nasty fuming finishes).
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#11 posted 07-09-2010 02:08 AM
Very nicely done! I also like the extra touch of placing a shim under the shelf to maintain an even edge all around the shelf – great idea!!
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#12 posted 07-09-2010 02:10 AM
beautiful box, great combo of woods, I am going to have to try again on the BS box, so far I have not had very good luck with them, they need too much sanding.
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#13 posted 07-09-2010 03:18 AM
Well done BC. Beautiful box as usual.
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#14 posted 07-09-2010 03:55 AM
beautiful! love the curves.
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#15 posted 07-09-2010 10:28 AM
Very beautiful box. I really like the combo of the wood that you used..
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