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Project by Rogue posted 10-07-2010 04:34 AM 3720 views 9 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On this piece I wanted to showcase some great figured wood. The client is a art lover so we wanted to frame these book matched maple panels like a gallery of art work. The panels looked good with a natural wood frame but putting the black laquer on really put the focus on the great figured panels. Ordinaraly I don’t care for painted wood but it was definatly the right choice for this job. It really works well with her eclectic collection.

-- Rogue

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#1 posted 10-07-2010 04:37 AM

Very nice!
Are they solid wood or veneered? How thick are the panels?


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#2 posted 10-07-2010 04:55 AM

Super what is the finish you used on the panels?

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#3 posted 10-07-2010 05:04 AM

Looks great, your right about the paint, really makes the panels stand out like an art piece.

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#4 posted 10-07-2010 05:26 AM

That is a wonderful, beautiful way to display lovely wood

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#5 posted 10-07-2010 06:01 AM


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#6 posted 10-07-2010 06:16 AM

They are awesome!

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#7 posted 10-07-2010 07:42 AM

All great artwork should be framed, especially if it’s bookmatched panels!

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#8 posted 10-07-2010 08:08 AM

What a great contrast, they look fabulous.

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#9 posted 10-07-2010 08:35 AM

Hey Rogue,
Sweet job.

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#10 posted 10-07-2010 10:11 AM

Love the bookmatched panels. Nice work.

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#11 posted 10-07-2010 11:13 AM

ooooooooooooo I like this. Love the black lacquer- I thought they were metal. Terrific job!

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#12 posted 10-07-2010 11:30 AM

This is definitely well designed and the wood panels are beautiful. I love the contrasting colors of the black and the wood grain. Overall it is a great job.

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#13 posted 10-07-2010 01:06 PM

It’s beautiful. I can’t believe my eyes. It’s really a gallery.

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#14 posted 10-07-2010 01:14 PM

Great effect. The painted wood really draws your eye to the figured wood panels.

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#15 posted 10-07-2010 01:46 PM

Gorgeous job, beautiful wood. You are absolutely right about the black setting of the natural wood, it sure does. Nice job.

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