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I was given a picture of a double sink that pottery barn had for sale and was asked If I could build it cheaper then there price. I couldn’t, but I matched it and here it is installed.
The piece is dusty in the pictures my finish is not that bad.
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#1 posted 02-23-2008 03:22 AM
Looks pretty good. Nice execution.
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#2 posted 02-23-2008 03:45 AM
How did you finish the piece?
I am not surprised that you couldn’t build it cheaper. These type of pieces tend to be mass produced and lack the quality of hand made furniture.
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#3 posted 02-23-2008 04:14 AM
I too am interested in this espresso finish….care to share?
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#4 posted 02-23-2008 06:31 AM
It is hard to beat the manufactured price Justin but there is always the pride in doing it yourself. Nice job.
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#5 posted 02-23-2008 01:31 PM
Yours may not be cheaper, but I’ll bet ‘theirs’ doesn’t have the same quality of workmanship or materials.
#6 posted 02-24-2008 04:48 AM
lol, The finishing world is something new to me, and sense this project last summer I have learned tons. I build houses for a living. So I asked the painter we used to come to the shop and help me get the color the customer was looking for. Well his favorite stain is Zar. And for you guys that don’t know, Zar is pretty much Paint that is oily. I believe we started off with a base color of dark walnut stain and added a bunch of pigments to it to get it the espresso color. Then over that is 3 coats of satin Minwax pollycrilic (sp). It looks ok but I would not do it again.
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#7 posted 02-25-2008 01:18 AM
When I saw your project I couldn’t believe it, I just finished the same vanity for someone. She also gave me a picture that she got out of the Pottery Barn catalog. What’s the chances of two people doing the same project he getting their information the same exact way. Your vanity looks great I understand your problems with the espresso color, on mind the customer requested satin Black and instead of the shelves at the bottom she wanted to drawers. If you get a chance check out mine again great job.
#8 posted 02-25-2008 04:41 AM
Sonny, I have built a couple of things from customers that have seen it for sale at the pottery barn but wanted something a little different. I will have to check yours out.
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#9 posted 05-08-2008 04:34 AM
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