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Old 09-01-2014, 10:56 PM   #1
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First "cabinet" done.....

Well really not a cabinet but a bed platform. I used Birch wood and ply. I was talked into using a water based stain. Pine color, happy with the color but it seemed that it really lifted the grain. Being it was so light in color I couldn't really sand it out. I used a rattle can min wax varnish in gloss. All the rest will be done with a spray gun. All said and done I'm very happy......
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:20 PM   #2
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From the pix it looks good. Lifting grain is why I'm never too keen on water based stains. Oil based stains don't have that problem. I have used water based poly after an oil based stain and it doesn't have that problem since the oil has already sealed the grain to some extent.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:09 AM   #3
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The good part if it was an aniline dye the color should last a very long time. If you need dimensions of the cabinets let me know.
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Thanks Steve but I saved all the old cabinets for patterns. I should've just done what you're doing by reskinning them. But that would make to much since......
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Old 09-07-2014, 03:37 PM   #5
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not sure about that removing the original skin isn't that easy, if I had it to over again not sure what path I would take. I'm sure that it would be much easier to just duplicate the pieces, but I have never taken the easiest path.
Anyway you first piece of furniture looks great! cannot wait until we can sit them side by side!
PS what serial number is yours?
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