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06-24-2017 03:00 AM

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My better half was interested on a night table that was on sale at Westelm. and the description says “parchment lacquer finish.” Being a noobie and foolishly claiming that “I can build that for you!” ...now i’m on the hook….

does anyone know what this type of finish is done?

thanks!

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#1 posted 06-24-2017 03:12 AM

It’s paint, with lacquer over it.

Google “antique parchment faux finish”.

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#2 posted 06-24-2017 03:30 AM

Real parchment finish requires serious skills. Here’s an example.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/71685

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#3 posted 06-24-2017 03:40 AM



It s paint, with lacquer over it.

Google “antique parchment faux finish”.

- Loren

thought that it was a laminate or some sort that i glue on to the outsides….no?

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#4 posted 06-24-2017 03:40 AM



Real parchment finish requires serious skills. Here s an example.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/71685

- shipwright

yeah, saw that before…that is some serious work

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#5 posted 06-24-2017 03:49 AM

I figured it was some sort of faux antique
finish after the french provincial style, but
I admit it could be something else.

examples:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/84935142943789194/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/84935142948385052/

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#6 posted 06-24-2017 03:50 AM

Yeah well I checked out Shipwrights link, and if you doing it as per all I can say is:
Good Luck with that!

Otherwise I think faux is swedish for fake.
So I then went and checked out Loren’s post
Possibly again a reasonable amount of skill is even required to achieve that finish also.
But as above, again Good luck with that too.

I will await your first project post, its gunna be a blinder!

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#7 posted 06-24-2017 03:55 AM

As a marriage veteran, let me help you out. Here’s the pitch: So hon, I brought this up on LJ, and the main concern is with durability. They suggested Arm-R-Seal, so I think that’s what we should go with.

See? Easy-peasy.

Oh, I guess I forgot to mention that I am indeed a veteran… of two marriages that both ended in divorce. But take my word for it anyway :)

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#8 posted 06-24-2017 03:58 AM


As a marriage veteran, let me help you out. Here s the pitch: So hon, I brought this up on LJ, and the main concern is with durability. They suggested Arm-R-Seal, so I think that s what we should go with.

See? Easy-peasy.

Oh, I guess I forgot to mention that I am indeed a veteran… of two marriages that both ended in divorce. But take my word for it anyway :)

- RichTaylor

ahahahhaha….will do, that maybe my salvation. thank you!

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#9 posted 06-24-2017 04:11 AM



Yeah well I checked out Shipwrights link, and if you doing it as per all I can say is:
Good Luck with that!

Otherwise I think faux is swedish for fake.
So I then went and checked out Loren s post
Possibly again a reasonable amount of skill is even required to achieve that finish also.
But as above, again Good luck with that too.

I will await your first project post, its gunna be a blinder!

- robscastle

lol… i may tackle this later…years later

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#10 posted 06-24-2017 05:51 AM

I had the opportunity to play around with some of the scraps left over from the desk mentioned above. Parchment is cool stuff. Here is a link to my experiments.
http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/35459

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#11 posted 06-24-2017 05:20 PM



I had the opportunity to play around with some of the scraps left over from the desk mentioned above. Parchment is cool stuff. Here is a link to my experiments.
http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/35459

- shipwright

that is beautiful finish. so that i can grasp the concept…Parchment is a thin panel (either thin plastic or wood veneer) that you can glue onto workpiece? or might it be a type of a finish like paint, stain n such?

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#12 posted 06-25-2017 04:00 AM

It is very thinly prepared skin, usually lamb or calf although other animals are used too.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#13 posted 06-25-2017 10:59 PM



It is very thinly prepared skin, usually lamb or calf although other animals are used too.

- shipwright

got it…thank you

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