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Old 12-09-2010, 11:18 PM   #4141
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Awwwwright, that is great, I know that don't hurt your feelings to have that behind you, all the curved walls, that don't leave many walls left if any, congratulations buddy, we are happy for you.

If what I am seeing about your weather for tomorrow is right, someone is going to get wet and cooooold, 39F and showers.

I know that has got to make you happy that you got your big boat fixed, I know I would have been very happy to have the big boat fixed to go across in.

What is on your list to do next on your home Keith?
What's next...wow...it's still a pretty long list. Perhaps some of the oddball woodworking that needs to be finished upstairs.

If I can shift the pile of wood upstairs, I think it's time to try some work on the closet. I hope to be able to make shoji screens for this. I have had some help tracking down proper shoji paper (thanks Barb!)

And since I won't be using the rest of the laminate flooring in the master bedroom area, I should find some real wood flooring to go in there.

You know how it is...the list goes on.

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A successful trip across this morning for groceries - almost no wind. Got back in time to get the carb on the sailboat...and it gave me a real surprise.

Started on the first pull, something it has never done before, not even when brand new!

Now off to the house to get some work done.
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Hey Coco Or anyone else... know how to stain and paint the cabinets that I am working on in my Thread? I know you do alot of wood work coco so I thought maybe I would ask your first
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Hey Coco Or anyone else... know how to stain and paint the cabinets that I am working on in my Thread? I know you do a lot of wood work coco so I thought maybe I would ask your first
Several ways you can apply stain.

First you need to determine what the final colour is that you want. Take a good look at the wood you're going to stain and see what the grain is like. Flat grain, edge grain etc. That largely affects how the stain will "take" to the wood.

Is it hardwood or softwood? Would you like a flat, semi gloss or glossy finish? What colour is it now? Is it clean wood, or is there any previous finish left on it.

You can apply most stains with either a cloth, a regular brush or a foam brush. If you use a cloth, you will find that you can get better control, and you can rub out any portion that gets too dark.

Experiment on ONE piece of wood first to see what happens, you don't want a nasty surprise on a dozen doors all at once.

Usually when applying stain the best thing is to follow the manufacturer's instructions. But here in a nutshell is what works best.

Using a rag, rub the stain on the wood (test piece). Wait about 5 minutes and rub it off. What is left is the stain that has penetrated the wood. You can do this more than once until the wood reaches the tone you want. The harder the wood, the longer you can wait before you start to rub the stain off. So if you have maple doors for example, you could probably afford to leave the stain on for 10 minutes the first time. Then keep adding more using 5 minutes between application and removal.

A softer wood will absorb more quickly, and I would start with 5 minutes.

When you decide what your final finish will be - a varnish type product, or a polyurethane - whichever - just make sure that it is compatible with your stain. In fact, it is often best if you use products from the same manufacturer as they have been thoroughly tested with each other.

Good luck!
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How about painting it coco? The lady and I want the cabinets to be a dark black or off black with a glossy finish. This would be good for long term use so that there would be ease of cleaning. Any suggestions? We are going for the really modern look.
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A successful trip across this morning for groceries - almost no wind. Got back in time to get the carb on the sailboat...and it gave me a real surprise.

Started on the first pull, something it has never done before, not even when brand new!

Now off to the house to get some work done.
Buddy, that just made my day, I know you are one happy dude, I know I sure would be. Looks like the weatherman missed the forecast this go round and that is a good thing.
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How about painting it coco? The lady and I want the cabinets to be a dark black or off black with a glossy finish. This would be good for long term use so that there would be ease of cleaning. Any suggestions? We are going for the really modern look.
black shows all defects/smears/fingerprints
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Yea she is really set on the black color though... or something like it you know? like something off black she says but ... hey what ever I am just looking forward to put in the glass :D But is there anything special I would need to do?
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How about painting it coco? The lady and I want the cabinets to be a dark black or off black with a glossy finish. This would be good for long term use so that there would be ease of cleaning. Any suggestions? We are going for the really modern look.
Try this as an experiment. Put some ebony stain on a piece of wood, leave it for 15 minutes then rub it off. Add more until it's the way you like it. One or two applications should do it.

You will get the glossiness by adding the gloss polyurethane, either two or three coats.

If you have sufficient doors to warrant it, why not try a spray finish. Very fine coats, maybe as many as 8 or 10 all together. That will look thoroughly professional, and will last for many years.
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Try this as an experiment. Put some ebony stain on a piece of wood, leave it for 15 minutes then rub it off. Add more until it's the way you like it. One or two applications should do it.

You will get the glossiness by adding the gloss polyurethane, either two or three coats.

If you have sufficient doors to warrant it, why not try a spray finish. Very fine coats, maybe as many as 8 or 10 all together. That will look thoroughly professional, and will last for many years.
Thanks a lot for the suggestions there CoCo I really appreciate it... Kinda wanted to go to the professional that knew about wood on how to tackle this one
Yea that works .. I googled some images of that and she OK'ed it so that is a go :D I dunno I just do not want to sit on this project I am very excited to get it done .. you know? Not to mention the kitchen is alittle weird without kitchen cabinet doors on them ... but the miss is ok with this because I tend to leave the doors open on them from time to time
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Thanks a lot for the suggestions there CoCo I really appreciate it... Kinda wanted to go to the professional that knew about wood on how to tackle this one
Yea that works .. I googled some images of that and she OK'ed it so that is a go :D I dunno I just do not want to sit on this project I am very excited to get it done .. you know? Not to mention the kitchen is alittle weird without kitchen cabinet doors on them ... but the miss is ok with this because I tend to leave the doors open on them from time to time
Excellent! Let's hope it works out.

I might even have a pic of some ebony stained wood here with and without the poly. If I can find it I'll post.
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Try looking at post #1404 - as well as the next few - see if that gives you a better idea.
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Try looking at post #1404 - as well as the next few - see if that gives you a better idea.
Ummm... where is that? lol I am trying to find out what how to find it...
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Never mind.. i know what i got to look at now
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Ummm... where is that? lol I am trying to find out what how to find it...
See the post number at the upper right hand side of this post?

The one you want is a few thousand before this, probably on page 93 or 94 or so.

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