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Old 04-22-2013, 07:39 PM   #16
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Now THAT is how a wood finishing job is supposed to look like.....perfect tone....what did you use for stain? If I had to guess, Watco oil stain and a water based varnish?

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Old 04-22-2013, 08:37 PM   #17
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looks REAL NICE.

( i HATE white kitchens(and houses))
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that mirror backsplash is pretty unique, gives the counter a mirage of openness. I like it.
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Wow! Nice work! I love the table and the fact that you reused the base of it from out in the garden.

I also love how your spice cabinets are so shallow - smart. Deep spice cabinets make no sense as everything in the front has to be pulled out to get to the stuff in the back.

Your kitchen is beautiful!
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thanks gma2.. that table is very old, wrought iron is a fortune
these days, so I was delighted that it was a rescue from my backyard.
Plus, it's special caused it was the head knots grandpas chair.
I don't know I survived all these years without this spice cab.
the little basket next to the stove has my most commonly used spices,
the spice cab houses the less frequently used spices as well as the
refills for my regularly used spices.

thanks Doc Holiday, the big 10' long mirror we had installed in
1985 with our first new kitchen. So, we had to remove it for this
kitchen Reno...The head knot took off the suction cup from our meat
slicer, and to my amazement the mirror popped off! We carried it
into the LR, until we were ready to install it again. Then we did a Hail Mary,
carried it back-- applied the glue and slid it into place. There was definitely
an angel on our shoulder during this installation. While we lived without
the mirror for a few months the kitchen looked so close and confining;
you're right it provides a mirage of openness, as well as reflecting light,
and the big bonus is it makes an area look bigger.

Thanks Fix'it, actually, I like white kitchens too, that's a problem
I have, that I like everything! oh well...

ddawg, the finish is what kept me awake at night. I knew we could
make nice cabs, but was very afraid of the finishing. I knew I didn't
want that yellowish and orange-ish tone oak can take on. I wanted
a warm cinnamon color with a 'slight' reddish hue...
First we applied boiled linseed oil, waited three days, then I mixed
oil based minwax . i mixed English chestnut, pecan, walnut and natural stain.
I kept measuring and writing down the formula, until I liked it. I applied
the stain with a rag. Then for the final finish, we used regular Waterlox,
we applied (with a rag) seven coats ( sanding between coats) for final coat
we applied with a piece of denim...when we recently made the spice cab
and the cab under the spice cab, we were out of Waterlox, so we just
used minwax semi-gloss poly mixed with linseed oil and terp...truthfully, I
can't tell the difference. I also used the poly mix on the last cab we made
(the one we made to cover the three shelves on the end of the top cabs)
and it sits next to the two Waterlox cabs, and you can't tell the difference.

thanks for the comments.
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Holy cow woman...Amazing work!! I love the stained glass and I have enough trouble getting even pain let alone stain.

From the pictures I would never have guessed it was a galley kitchen you have really worked your space well.

Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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