I don't know what to call this haha-Made it up as I went

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Project by Cody Lee posted 04-20-2011 11:14 PM 1657 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made out of Pine. Used a 3 step process on the finish to hide the fact it was pine haha. Used water diluted paint for toning then stained with Cabot Dark Walnut and then polyed. The trim around the top was primed MDF so I had to do some crazy faux painting to try to get it to match the rest of the stained areas. Pretty happy with it.

-- Cody Lee -BlueGooseCustomFurniture

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#1 posted 04-21-2011 01:08 AM

Personally ….. I would call it a damn fine piece of Pine : ) LOL

Welcome to LJs …looking forward to more of your Masterpieces !

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#2 posted 04-21-2011 01:13 AM

Now didn’t that turn out cool

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#3 posted 04-21-2011 03:50 AM

It’s a… know a…..well it’s one of those …..You know what I mean , one of those a…a.. OK , I really don’t know, but I like it a lot. Super Job !!!!

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#4 posted 04-21-2011 05:39 AM

Thank ya guys! I unfortunately work with a limited budget so most of my stuff is made out of pine. I have done a lot of work with hardwoods but my budget doesnt allow me to unless it is ordered. Haha long story short, I’ve had to experiment with alot of combinations of paint/stain to make it look pretty if its going to be stained

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#5 posted 04-21-2011 02:51 PM

I agree with Dusty…damn fine piece of pine! Great job on the finish, too. I can majorly relate on the lack of funds. The thing is, you’ve proven here that with great craftsmanship and some creative thinking, pine can look good. To paraphrase Will Smith from the first MiB movie that applies to your work here: “You know the difference between my pine and other pine? I make pine look GOOD!”

Welcome to LJ!!

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#6 posted 04-22-2011 01:50 AM

Cody, I work with hardwoods for my rustic stuff, but have been building the hell out of pine lately becauseeeee.. wellllllllllllllll…. with a good primitive finish the ladies love it and because it is pine it can be priced reasonably and then those ladies BUY it. So my friend, there’s alot right with pine these days. You just have to master the art of primitive finish and prim design,, then you can pine away. :)

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#7 posted 04-22-2011 02:17 AM

call it edward…............... hehe

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