|Project by JeanValjean||posted 07-23-2013 02:40 AM||1406 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This was a “commission” of sorts…Some friends purchased a bar and needed a matching back bar and mirror.
I ID’d the wood as maple, got the stain color matched, and managed to find a panel raising router bit that closely matched the profile used on the main bar and went to town!!
The lower bar has adjustable shelves.
The upper mirror features laser engraved “Luther Seals” and LED upwash and downwash lighting.
Stain was a custom matched chestnut color and finish was 3 coats of Watco Satin Lacquer..
The primary lesson learned was that Maple takes stain very inconsistently…..tended to be a bit splotchy.
This caused some rework on the worst sections and on the other sections I think it helped lend to the “rustic” overall look to the piece.
Ultimately it was a dead match to the original store bought piece and my clients were thrilled.
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