|Project by Kenns||posted 923 days ago||1167 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
So what’s so special? My client decided that all of her furniture should be positioned in the “fung shuai”(sp?) way. Problem is that no one builds 45 degree tables. Everything seems to be at 60 degrees and 90 degrees. To boot, she wanted everything to be black. I have not been good at “black”, but I decided to try. I used beech, which is an under-appreciated species. I first sealed it then used “red Brick” milk paint as a first coat. I then covered that with a couple of coats of lamp black milk paint. My hopes are that the black will wear on the edges and corners to reveal some of the red. “Wishes are dreams that the heart makes.” I didn’t want to try to simulate wear by abusing the original finish. I’m not really thrilled with milk paint, but the end result was not bad. It was one of my first attempts at creating my own 1/8” thick veneer. I calculated that each table top had over 200 individual pieces of beech veneer with a substraight of MDF. At least it seems like 200 pieces. All in all, it was a labor intensive project for which I think I made about $2.00/hr. It was fun though.
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