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Project by orionoriginals posted 11-26-2011 07:22 PM 1542 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We’ve had the plans for this for over 6 years, having bought it at Lee Valley when we lived on the Mainland. I finally got up the time to make it although as our tastes have changed since we first bought it. It is now a fusion of country and Arts and Crafts – mainly no curliques and more arches. We finished it in milk paint as it seemed to suit it better than the natural finish recommended on the plans.

-- Jamie

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#1 posted 11-26-2011 08:34 PM

I like this project. Simple, functional and a place for more food !!
Thank you for sharing.

-- Dragonsrite, Minnesota

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#2 posted 11-26-2011 09:48 PM

The milk paint suits the style and period nicely.
Good work.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 11-27-2011 09:56 PM

Thanks. I’ve been using milk paint quite a bit lately and on the right project it is the finish to use. Just don’t make any mistakes though as you CANNOT get it off. The colour sinks right into the wood – one reason it stands up so well in exterior uses apparently. We’ll find out as my wife made a whimsical garden bench and used various paints including milk paint to finish the different parts of it. We’ll see how it stands up to a rainy Pacific Northwest winter.

-- Jamie

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