|Forum topic by Jerry||posted 10-26-2010 09:50 PM||747 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
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.
-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net