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Project by Kenns posted 06-01-2011 11:44 PM 1379 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....





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#1 posted 06-02-2011 02:01 AM

I stared at this for a few moments before becoming aware of the pattern . It shares the same geometry as a “slow moving ’ vehicle sign that one might see attached to a tractor or combine . This is just cool ! Of course you could play around with the color arrangement on this but the black suits my eye well for this also . Enjoyed hearing about your finish work on this . Nice job on these tables . Thanks

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#2 posted 06-02-2011 07:08 PM

Turned another way, I always think of Superman’s insignia. Thanks.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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#3 posted 06-02-2011 07:38 PM

It is a great design and wwell made if I have a single criticism it’s the colour.I prefered this as wood with perhaps a stain or clear varnish.We had a spate of black cheap el cheaper than ikea type wooden furniture here in the UK called black ash for a few years and they looked terrible so I guess I have had my fill with black.Yours are so nice it seems a shame to paint them but as you know that’s what the doctor ordered er client well you must comply.otherwise for me lovely little tables. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 06-02-2011 08:01 PM

Thank you, Alistair. I agree with you on the color. The Beech is a beautiful wood and would have used a stain at most, but when the client says, “black”, she means “black.” Have a great day.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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#5 posted 06-03-2011 08:55 AM

Make a red and orange one for that guy

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