stainless kitchen island

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Project by Dmack posted 09-24-2010 01:44 PM 2306 views 12 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pine and black walnut, garnet shellac and arm-a-seal… the finish didn’t turn out very good. I didn’t have time to redo it. Oh well…..thanks

-- Dmack

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#1 posted 09-24-2010 01:58 PM

Beautiful. Love those drawer fronts.

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#2 posted 09-24-2010 02:05 PM

Great job, very nice!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 09-24-2010 02:40 PM

That is a sharp looking table. I love garnet and amber shellac; they give such a nice glow to the wood. Very nice build and finish.

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#4 posted 09-24-2010 04:26 PM

Finish looks fine from here! A very nice table – I like the walnut/stainless combination.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 09-24-2010 04:36 PM


Excellent design and build.

The choice of material is nice. I like the way you used the knots/wild grain in the pine on the drawers.

The finish looks very good in the photos. I like the warm tones the garnet shellac imparts to the wood.

Keep up the good work!

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#6 posted 09-24-2010 06:07 PM

Spot on with this design, love the drawer fronts like others. I wise woodworker on here once told me, “I’m always amazed at how many people aviod knots in projects and want the wood to be 100% clear” I have to agree with him and your choice to use it in your project! Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 09-24-2010 06:16 PM

That’s a nice table. I like the hourglass legs.

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#8 posted 09-24-2010 06:25 PM

The finish look incredible! well propotioned design as well!

-- Lars Öhlin [Sweden - Helsingborg - Domsten]

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#9 posted 09-24-2010 07:03 PM

Not very good??? This table is great.
The design is well tought. The drawers front is well synchronized.

Great job.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#10 posted 09-24-2010 08:27 PM

Oh I sure hope that you have little ones, this is going to be a show piece for picture taking in the future. I can see a little girl with flour everywhere making Dad a warm batch of cookies…enjoy this came out first rate…BC

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#11 posted 09-24-2010 08:29 PM

Nice looking island.

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#12 posted 09-24-2010 09:44 PM

dont discount the finish, it looks great from here.

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#13 posted 09-25-2010 02:17 AM

I like your island. I’m usually not a big fan of pine and I’ve never used pine and walnut together, but I really like the contrast and what you did with the drawer fronts could make anyone a fan of Pine!. Great job. What’s wrong with the finish? Looks good in the pictures! You have a winner there.

-- John @

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#14 posted 09-25-2010 04:13 AM

I cleaned my computer screen, and the finish still looks great. You really made the pine look elegant, and I don’t think thats easy to do. Nice job!!!

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#15 posted 09-25-2010 04:19 AM

I think this is a great idea. I know my wife would like it.

-- Daniel -

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