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I built this hutch to go in my library with my library chairs,stained glass ceiling and other woodworking projects. Its made out of red oak and stained using my 12 step mission process. I then added back lighting and the stained, glass. It seems to fit the room well. I built it in two pieces so I can move it if necessary.

Dusty

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oscorner

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#1 posted 2645 days ago

Your hutch matches your room beatifully. Would you elaborate on the 12 step mission process of staining? Thanks.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 2644 days ago

I sure admire your work.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Don

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#3 posted 2644 days ago

Dusty, your work is tops! I love Mission Furniture, and your interpretation of this style is as close as it gets to authentic.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Dusty

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#4 posted 2644 days ago

Dear Oscorner,

I would be glad to, I just will repost the method- if you have further questions feel free to ask. That is what this site is about helping one another.

The staining process I use now replaced a number of different ones I used to use, that I don’t any longer use for several reasons anymore. I find this gives me the most consistent results for mission look with out all the pitfalls such as the toxic fumes from ammonia fuming. I know there are many ways to stain mission and I merely have found this one to work the best for me. I’m not saying it is the best; merely it has worked well for over 200 pieces of mission furniture in the last 3 years.
1. Use a natural stainable wood filer, where needed.
2. Sand to 100 grit finish.
3. Sand to final 220 finish
4. Mix water soluble yellow dye and let sit 12 hours. (then hand apply with cheesecloth)
5. After yellow dye is applied and dry, hand sand with 400 ( the water based stain will raise grain of wood)
6. Apply your first coat of mixed stain or use Red Mahogany (results are close) , use a soft cloth or disposable paper rag and gloves
7. Let dry and apply second coat stain by hand rubbing in to the wood firmly.
8. Apply a 2lb cut amber Shellac, let dry completely.
9. Apply another coat of cut Shellac.
10. Hand sand with 400 and tack coat dust off wood.
11. Apply 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal. Letting dry between coats.
12 Touch up as needed.

I hope this is helpful I found this to be very consistent so if you are doing multiple pieces with same stain you can be sure they don’t vary.

Dusty

—Dusty@jdwoodshop.com

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Dusty

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#5 posted 2644 days ago

Thanks Dick as always you are very kind.

Dusty

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Dusty

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#6 posted 2644 days ago

Don.

Thank you.

I try very hard to keep it as true to the style as I can. As you are well aware this style lends it self to a lot of knock offs and hybrids. Its can be diffcult to find plans that are correct- and lot of research and modifying of the various plans out there that calll themselves “Mission” an Arts and Crafts”. Hence the reason, I end up designing and drawing most of my own plans. I’m lucky because I also am able to do the stained glass side of that work ,when called for.

Dusty

-- Dusty

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bigpops0259

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#7 posted 2644 days ago

Excellant, Beautiful work, I love mission Furniture, Myself I’ve never built any, But it appears you’ve got it mastered.

-- Marty Ohio

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Dusty

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#8 posted 2644 days ago

Thank you bigpops259.

Trust me, I’ve made every mistake you can think of and even some I couldn’t. I am far from a master but I have come a long ways. You should try make a simple project first, if I can do it anyone can. Then move on as you gain skills ,to larger pieces.

Dusty

-- Dusty

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Mark A. DeCou

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#9 posted 2644 days ago

Dusty: I also admire what are accomplishing, truly beautiful the type of things that should be in books if they aren’t already.

I am uncertain what the yellow dye stain does in your process. Can you tell me more about it, and why you added that step? I saw it in the sequence photo of your chairs, and have been pondering it for about a week now, without any answers.

thanks,
Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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frank

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#10 posted 2644 days ago

Hi Dusty;
Great piece of wood furniture you have put together here!

And at over, “200 pieces of mission furniture” in three years, you have a right to be proud of your art. This piece also displays a character of sturdy for being in your study.

Very good work!!!
Frank

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Dusty

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#11 posted 2644 days ago

Mark,

I often get this question. I have found over the years that this is probley the most important step to the mission staining process to get the desired results.That said, let me try explain why.

This step raises the grain with the yellow dye, which is water soluble and does two things, one is -to stain the wood – so the other stain coat takes evenly and won’t soak in so much. Two, it gives the other two coats of stain a “hue” that is so distinct. It causes a gentle warm base that shows through and highlights the grain. This replaces, what the old “fuming” process did to some extent. That is, it gives it its base, but without the mess and toxic fumes. This step had been added after trying countless other ways. The only way you an really see the difference, and trust me its huge- is to see two pieces side by side. One with this step and one with out.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask ,as there is no reason to reinvent the wheel . I’ve struggled to find a “perfect” way to get the true mission look and this is as close as I have ever come.

I hope I answered your question.

Dusty

-- Dusty

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Dusty

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#12 posted 2644 days ago

Hi Frank,

Thank you.

Yes its been a long journey, I am lucky that I can work in my shop as much as i do as my “real” job is a split shift and allows me to not only have the time but pays me and has all the benefits. I also in addition to building the furniture gutted out this house and put a 1200 sq foot addition on it. This home as I said before should of been condemned, but it had to much character and was basically sound and had a vacant lot attached to it so I could not only build a addition – but it was located across the street from the home I lived in and owned. This allowed me to work on the rehab job and build all the furnutre and do the extensive remodling with out haveing to live in the mess.

I was thinking about posting pictues of every piece of furnture I built and showing some of the rehab job with before and after pictures. Hoiwever I don’t want to bore people or take up all the web site with my work. That would be so shelfish of me.

There is many other fine projects out there from others ,that deserve to be posted.

Dusty

-- Dusty

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Mark A. DeCou

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#13 posted 2644 days ago

I would love to see the rest of your work. If Martin runs out of memory to store pictures, he can get more. So, load it up!

thanks for the note on the yellow dye, very helpful and explanatory.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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#14 posted 2644 days ago

I wouldn’t be bored!!!! Bring it on.

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Don

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#15 posted 2644 days ago

Dusty, I would love to see more pictures of you work. Also, more detail, i.e.close-up shots of intricate pieces, and your comments on the process.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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