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Forum topic by Michael James posted 09-25-2014 07:11 PM 781 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Michael James

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09-25-2014 07:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: milk paint coffee table oak

So I want to change up the coffee tables I built a few years ago. I’ve never been happy with the tops – it was my first real woodworking project with solid wood and then I cheaped out and used plywood for the tops. It just doesn’t look right.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/32722

Anyway, my idea is to build new tops with solid maple and breadboard ends. I’m thinking I’ll do a distressed milk paint finish on the top. I’ll leave the bases as is because I still really like those.

For the life of me, I can’t find any examples where someone has done a stained wood base finish with a milk paint top – it’s always the other way around.

Here’s my question – Am I crazy to try it the other way around? Should I not even attempt to do a milk paint top? I do have a few other ideas but my wife really like the milk paint look.

Thanks for your help.

-- Michael James - www.michaeljames.ca


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 09-25-2014 07:23 PM

I don’t think it would appeal to me, to combine a folksy distressed milk paint finish with an A&C design base. I would go with oak and make the finish match the base. Sorry I just can’t envision it looking right.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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