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10-26-2010 09:50 PM

Sorry guys, I have never tried to figure out how to post pics on this forums. I am not enrolled in any pic hosting site. It is difficulte enough for me to find time to upload to my web page which I utilize as a sales tool.

So here are two links to my web page if anyone cares to see our recently finished projects.

About a month back we completed a really nice Maple kitchen that was stained with a Chestnut base from Sherwin Williams and then I added a little bit of red and brown dyes to my clear lacquer for a toner coat. The finished product was probably our best stain effort regarding Maple.

Just yesterday we completed some display cabinets for our shop for customers to look at when they stop in. These are three cabinets, one is Alder, one is Walnut and the third is Hickory. All three cabinets just has a clear coat finish with no stain. For all of our future jobs we are going to push natural finishes while guiding our customers towards a wood that already possesses a color they desire. I figure toner coats can always be utilized in order to tweak a color one way or another. My most recent estimates have all included a PITA charge for stain grade options. In fact, I am not even listing Maple as a stain grade option anymore. However for the right price we would still stain maple and have success doing it.

Thanks for looking and any comments are welcome.

Top Quality Cabinets
San Antonio, TX

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#1 posted 10-26-2010 10:05 PM

I was finally able to convince my buddy that runs a small cabinet shop to do the same. Stain grade is much more labor intensive and stained wood is harder to match to the customers expectation even when you use samples etc. One of his customers loved the samples and all – until we got the cabinets installed and then it was “too much”?? Good thing he had them sign off on the paperwork AND the samples!
Nice work!

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#2 posted 10-27-2010 04:13 AM

Nice work Jerry. Looks like you are a real cabiniet maker ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 10-27-2010 06:37 PM

Thanks for the comments. Those last two projects we completed are two of the best we have done.

Thanks for looking,

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#4 posted 10-29-2010 05:09 AM

Nice cabinets, Jerry.

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#5 posted 10-29-2010 06:20 PM

Thanks Beginningwoodworker. You know truth be told I was a beginning wood worker back in 2005. I came off of active in 2000, got married in 2002, bought a fixer upper in 2002, then again in 2005. But the fixer upper in 2005 needed major work which brought me into the world of woodworking since I elected to build my own bathroom vanities instead of buying the junk sold at HD. Now about 5 years later we are building full kitchens and have a few part time employees.

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