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Project by Edward Pickney posted 711 days ago 1244 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First raised panel doors and there had to be 31. My favorite part is the finish, Also the first time to use a $21.00 paint gun (6cfm HVLP Harber Freight). SW Cab- Acrylic Lacquer semi-gloss 7 or 8 coats then light hand sanded with 400 grit then hand rubbed with 0000 steel wool and Johnsons paste wax. A long ordeal but very rewarding. The pictures don’t do justice. The next project is replacing drawer facing,cabinet facing, paneling, base trim and crown molding. The gun gave me issues at first but turning the pressure down real low helped a lot. Blum hinges, finger pulls instead of hardware.

-- Ed- whippetlove@bellsouth.net





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dbray45

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#1 posted 711 days ago

Stellar job – very nice

-- David in Damascus, MD

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D_Allen

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#2 posted 711 days ago

Those look great Ed. And cathedral top too!
You should be quite proud of those and all the rest.
Goes nice with the floor too.

-- Website is finally up and running....www.woodandwrite.com

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Kindlingmaker

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#3 posted 711 days ago

Beautiful work! ...and that’s a lot of doors! Great job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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blackcherry

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#4 posted 711 days ago

Oh I bet your made the Ms. very happy these came out great. I like how they compliment the floor as well,nice home make over with substantial savings for more tool toys…BC

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zachmc

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#5 posted 711 days ago

Is there a mil limit with the SW product? Seven coats seems like a lot.

-- Zach M, Michigan, http://www.mccallumcabinetry.com

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ohwoodeye

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#6 posted 711 days ago

Doors this pretty deserve a granite countertop.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 711 days ago

Wow!

The finish looks great

I can imagine that it must look incredible as photos never do justice to wood

Nice to get a good run rather than one or two at a time.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Edward Pickney

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#8 posted 710 days ago

Thanks guys, don’t think there’s any limit to coats of lacquer. Part of that is my lack of experience. I put my gal of lacquer on a heating pad overnight to help it lay down. However, the last 8 doors turned out much better because I cut the lacquer about 5% with lacquer thinner. Used 1 and half gals on 31 doors not 33. And yes, granite counter tops are planned for the near future. My wife and I did the floor about ten years ago.

-- Ed- whippetlove@bellsouth.net

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hjt

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#9 posted 709 days ago

Your first raised panels!!! My gosh, beautiful job. After 31 doors, I’m sure you learned alot.

-- Harold

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Martyroc

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#10 posted 709 days ago

Great job, I bought the same HF sprayer and couldnt be happier with it.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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