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Gary

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1496 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: shaker finishing

I am going to build a Shaker style bedside table but now my wife wants me to paint it a pale yellow. I was planning on using red oak or mahogany but I don’t like to paint wood. Maybe I could use a yellow dye on red oak or some other wood? Anyone have any thoughts?

-- Gary, Texas


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1496 days ago

I would go with poplar Charles Neil’s blotch control and waterbase yellow dye

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1495 days ago

I agree with you a1Jim. Thanks

-- Gary, Texas

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1495 days ago

good luck with your table Gary

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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richgreer

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#4 posted 1491 days ago

God gave us beautiful wood with beautiful natural colors and grain. Who are we to say the color should be something different?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 1491 days ago

Hey deke. I like the looks of the table in the web site you set! The is also some other impressive furniture in the document – like the two beds in Oak.

I am building the Shaker style table that that was in the April, 2010, issue of Popular Woodworking, page 45. I am using a pocket hole jig (first time) instead of mortise and tenon. I will make the dovetail on the top, front rail. I would like to apply an inlay into the top but have to test the yellow dye first.. My wife and one of my daughters want the table so I am doing a little experimenting. I still haven’t decided which top coat I will use.

By the way Jim, I have ordered Charles Neil’s blotch control so we will see how it works on Poplar

-- Gary, Texas

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#6 posted 1490 days ago

Rich, I don’t have an issue with your statement but my wife states “Then why did someone cut the tree down?”

-- Gary, Texas

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#7 posted 1490 days ago

I’m with you Gary on the painting. Like someone else said”what’s with women and paint”. I did a complete wall unit that I was going to stain(see picture on profile) funny looking stain huh? Wife and daughter came up with the colors…I supplied the HVLP. But…I still have a happy home<g>

-- Life is good.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1490 days ago

Hey Gary
I did a test on poplar and posted it and so did a number of other folks.

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1430

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1490 days ago

Jim: Just checked out that vid….looks like I need to buy some myself.

-- Life is good.

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 1490 days ago

It’s super stuff Howie I nead to stock up too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1489 days ago

I am excited about treating the table I am making. In the pics you sent Jim, this stuff changes poplar to some good looking wood! All of you probably know this issue but I ordered only one quart so the FedEx charge was more than the product

Thanks everyone

-- Gary, Texas

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 1489 days ago

I’m sure it will do a great job for you Gary

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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