Poplar Paint Grade Kitchen

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Project by EaglewoodsPres posted 03-23-2008 05:33 PM 1735 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a huge project we did last summer. Kitchen cabinets, 12 foot island, raised panels for the appliances, 13 foot mantle with cabinets, 13 foot window seat with bookcases, and we milled the hickory wide plank flooring. Material was poplar and the finish was a two tone job. The black was sprayed with a red undercoat first and then the black was applied. I scratched and sanded through the black to get the red to come through. The tan cabinets and trim were done in a 7 step process to get to what the customer wanted. A lacquer basecoat was applied, 3 different toners, and 2 different stains were used to get the look. The counter for the wet bar was a custom veneered paldeo counter. All the columns were shop built. The crown moulding was milled by us. It really was an involved project. And to boot, the customers have become really good friends.

-- Chris ( )

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#1 posted 03-23-2008 05:37 PM

That looks really good. Lots of work.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-23-2008 06:09 PM

Looks great. If you have to paint, that technique is a winner.

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#3 posted 03-23-2008 07:53 PM

I really like that a lot.
I have ( just by coincidence) been calculating the cost of making faceframes, doors and drawers for my own kitchen in Ash. (I have Ash flooring and it might be over the top.) Depressing result. Rather expensive. I will however redo my mothers kitchen this summer and I really like your colors. If shed oes as well, I will make yours my inspiration. Even as a woodworker that likes to leave wood as it is, I think that in her house there are so much unpainted wood that it really needs some color. Your work really looks good!

Be proud!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 03-23-2008 07:59 PM

It’s great n those rare occasions that the clients actually become good friends. Not just cordial but genuine friends.

Great job.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 03-24-2008 03:22 AM


This looks like a really involved project and your painting routine is gorgeous.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 01-29-2009 01:09 AM

looks great….good job…..great finish

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#7 posted 11-28-2009 05:43 AM

Nice work!

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