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Old 05-26-2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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So I have this old mobile home I am currently living in. Not in bad shape but was gutted and all new subfloor, electrical, plumbing and windows installed.
Is in a very nice quiet park and does not need to be moved and paid $500 for it.
Sad story the single lady that owned it was trying to build her dream house and ran out of money and gave up on it.

This weekend I had some oak cabinets I installed when we first moved in, just used crap from another kitchen remodel I did. Nothing fits and I hauled it all off to the dump and am smooth coating the crappy texture before stick building new cabinets in place .... my goal is to get the sink back in and will tile it on another weekend.

Is only 16' of cabinet and was thinking 1x4 pine face frame paint grade.
While I am looking at my lumber rack, somebody thought it was a good idea to put all the pine on the bottom of the stack, put all this beautiful rough sawn sugar pine on top of it

I could make the face frame out of the sugar pine and stain it, would be a very cool and rustic cabin look, I can go for that over painted knotty pine.
How could I keep it clean? Stain and then keep applying poly until it is smooth?
Or is this just a really bad idea I will regret later?

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Oh, decisions, decisions........

Ok....that is a tough one.....

Any chance you can post a pic of the wood? I assume it's rough on only one face?

The thing about wood like that....the 'imperfections' are what makes it look so good when your intentionally going for that look.

Not sure you really need to get the rough side smooth....stain...3 coats of poly and call it done...oh, and use a mat finish.

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What look will be good for you?

I built some 'rustic' cabinets and book shelves in my loft many years back. Pine , I left saw marks and such--sanded enough to look well made,but still hand crafted.

The have gotten me a lot of compliments and a friend had me show him how to build something similar for his kitchen.

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Here is a photo of the wood, the bottom piece their is a 1"x8" Actual size will vary from 7/8" to 1 1/8" But 1" is what most of it is.
It has a few knots in it, but just enough to make it look interesting. It stains really well and looks nice stained. It is flat and straight, where the stored pine is warped and wonky.
It is rough on both sides.
If the dawg says I can poly it and make it smooth, I think I am going with it.
Who knows what leftovers the doors will be made out of.
Maybe some old bed sheets as a curtain
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What?.....you haven't started on it yet? What are you waiting for.

BTW....that wood looks great....especially for pine...
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that looks like a lot of weight for those brackets.
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I'm not a big fan of pine for staining....but the more I look at that pic of the wood.....yea...I could have some fun with that....I don't really care for the yellow look of wood....but that pine has a wonderful color.....so much so that maybe clear coat only....maybe oil based so as to add to the 'depth' of that yellow?

Fun....I would post that pic over in the woodworking section and get the input from some of the other guys....I've never stained pine (sorry, hardwoods only for me)...so I can't tell you have it might turn out.....though I would love to do a test section with tung oil....
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that looks like a lot of weight for those brackets.

He'll be lightening the load soon enough

You could help by taking some of that to your house and storing it !
I just love it when the wood rack is full-----so many opportunities!
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You could help by taking some of that to your house and storing it !
yeah, i have lots of places i can nail that stuff too
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I'm not a big fan of pine for staining....but the more I look at that pic of the wood.....yea...I could have some fun with that....I don't really care for the yellow look of wood....but that pine has a wonderful color.....so much so that maybe clear coat only....maybe oil based so as to add to the 'depth' of that yellow?

Fun....I would post that pic over in the woodworking section and get the input from some of the other guys....I've never stained pine (sorry, hardwoods only for me)...so I can't tell you have it might turn out.....though I would love to do a test section with tung oil....
I like this photo here, the tongue and groove is spruce, but it stains the same way as the post, beams, and corbels.
That porch we built 3 or 4 years earlier with a addition. and has a natural stain on it.
The pine I have is from the same lumber mill 1 mile down the road from me.

The box on the wall that covers all the cable tv, telephone, electric meter and service panel. Use to be the back wall of the house, with addition is now the front door
I just stained that natural, it looks white like there is no color at all. Then with time and patience, it just gets a nice patina on it. This is the color my cabinets will end up being.
Though they will look very blah for awhile
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To add, I love the color. It is just the rough surface that bothers me. Could not wipe them down to clean them.
Would take forever to sand smooth, suppose I could take them to the shop and run it through the planer.
I could just run down the road and order enough for the face frames smooth .... kinda takes away the point of using what I have.
I wonder now if I would lose the patina option above, if I sealed it with poly?
I think once sealed it would not be the same.
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Pine mellows with age and exposure to sunlight---rather like cherry---using a poly with UV blocker slows the color change---oil base poly add amber abd seldom slows the color change.

Sanding enough to leave mill marks yet get the majority of the surface fuzz free and smooth will give you rustic and finished looking---

Minwax Wipe On Poly will give the work a hand rubbed look that is tough enough for a kitchen.

Experiment----

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