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Forum topic by SirIrb posted 03-10-2015 01:26 PM 651 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SirIrb

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03-10-2015 01:26 PM

I have been happily married for 10 years and wouldnt change a thing.

What is it with (some) ladies and painted [spit in disgust] wood? We see a design she likes in Target.

“Oh, yeah, I could make that for you. No problem. How about cherry and a nice satin poly finish.”

“I want it painted blue.”

Now come on, woman. What is it with you and covering up what God spent so much time and energy to make grow? I can not—nay—will not paint something I spend so much time to make look good.

I know, make her happy, make what she wants. But i want to redo the kitchen in shaker cabinets out of cherry or mahogany. She wants them painted. DAH! the insanity! I know I would save money but that is beside the point. I tried for a happy medium with pickled ash. No muy bueno.

I digress.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.


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lateralus819

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#1 posted 03-10-2015 01:42 PM

So many times men are ran over by woman. Do what YOU want for once! I like the idea of the shaker cabinets with cherry or mahogany.

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MrFid

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#2 posted 03-10-2015 01:44 PM

Make the shop cabinets out of cherry or mahogany, and let her choose the kitchen. Best of both worlds, and you get to look at the good cabinets whenever you go out there.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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SirIrb

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#3 posted 03-10-2015 01:45 PM

Not saying that I wont. My disbelief is that (some) women seem to have a thing with painted wood. What is that? Why do they not see the beauty in the natural. When I did this professionally I was disgusted to ever make cabinets that were painted. There is no character. There is no soul. No matter the craftsmanship, painted cabinets or furniture are one step up from Walmart.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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distrbd

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#4 posted 03-10-2015 03:08 PM



. My disbelief is that (some) women seem to have a thing with painted wood. What is that? Why do they not see the beauty in the natural.
- SirIrb

Look at the bright side,we can now use cheap pine to build fancy furniture knowing the wife will paint them the moment we bring them to the house.

My wife used to to paint whatever I built but slowly slowly she is beginning to see the beauty of natural wood or stained vs painted .
It may have something to do with all these “interior design,home decor,”websites that paint just about anything and everything with exotic/attractive colors that seem to transform the “look” of any ordinary living area to something you only used to see in remodeling magazines.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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willie

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#5 posted 03-10-2015 06:03 PM

I got lucky, my wife likes everything I make. She also seems to have almost as much appreciation of beautiful wood grains as I do!

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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DrDirt

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#6 posted 03-10-2015 06:22 PM

Women are able to see more color than us guys to begin with….
So women like Color…. men like nature

It means you will have to put the natural cherry finish in the MAN CAVE

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#7 posted 03-10-2015 06:56 PM

It works both ways. I have talked to many women that really like natural wood and appreciate it for its beauty and what it is. My wife really appreciates the natural look of wood because I always have explained to her how I see its beauty and she understands it and appreciates it as well. There are also a lot of men out there that like that painted woodwork. It is obvious that they are not woodworkers.
Some woods, however, are not suitable for anything other than painting…such as plywood. I just made some plywood display shelves for my booth that are knock down and portable. I painted them cause a light grey paint didn’t distract from the natural finished wood used in my artwork

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SirIrb

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#8 posted 03-10-2015 07:25 PM

Where do you live Greg?
Have to be kinda near my old home. South Ms. (Gulfport).

It works both ways. I have talked to many women that really like natural wood and appreciate it for its beauty and what it is. My wife really appreciates the natural look of wood because I always have explained to her how I see its beauty and she understands it and appreciates it as well. There are also a lot of men out there that like that painted woodwork. It is obvious that they are not woodworkers.
Some woods, however, are not suitable for anything other than painting…such as plywood. I just made some plywood display shelves for my booth that are knock down and portable. I painted them cause a light grey paint didn t distract from the natural finished wood used in my artwork

- Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist


-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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