Distressed table/desk completed

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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 03-07-2014 04:56 PM 832 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-07-2014 04:56 PM

For those of you following, but never seem to go to the projects tab, here is the table I’ve been working on complete.
When I deliver it, I’ll take some pictures of it in the home for my portfolio with a good camera that has a clean lens. The fluorescent lighting doesn’t help either.

A big thank you goes out to Charles Neil for his assistance in the distressing process. I’ve learned a lot about how to do this type of distressing and feel much more confident.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#1 posted 03-07-2014 05:25 PM

Good looking work.

Florescent lights are terrible for photography.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-07-2014 05:49 PM

That looks great, saw the tea application which I’ve tried but never got the result I was looking for. Yours turned out very nice. I turned to distressing by fire; burning the surface with a large weed torch, lighter in some areas and heavier in others, never enough to really char the wood. Sanding can complement this, again by sanding lighter and heavier in different areas to achieve a distinct distressed look.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#3 posted 03-07-2014 06:26 PM

I’ve been following all your threads about this project, couldn’t wait to see the finished product. Russell, you have out did yourself – excellent work!

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#4 posted 03-08-2014 03:40 AM

Nice – it turned out great Russ.

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#5 posted 03-08-2014 10:19 PM

I personally have never understood the destressing technique and it’s use in furniture making.It seems to make me shout out WHY? I seem to spend most of my time doing the opposite to destressing and try to get everything nice and smooth so,I think it must be just me , that cannot seem to grasp this artistic experience ,and I guess I never will .It’s like me and most what’s euphemistacally termed as rustic furniture.To my eye most of it though I guess functional looks like someones having a good laugh at my expense with some very burnable old tree branches OH well Live and learn as they say I guess. Sorry Alistair

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