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Two Knots 04-10-2013 06:49 PM

Stripping and staining furniture/ Pics.
 
This is from the painting section, for the people discussing
sanding and re-finishing.
here's the thread...
http://www.diychatroom.com/f4/staini...binets-176566/

This is an antique wash stand. It's a family heirloom, and is 100 years old plus.

It was stained very dark walnut color. The cathederials were blackish
and it was horrible. I kept it down the basement for many years, before I dragged it up and then painted it green, ( I know what was I thinking)cause it was so ugly.

First, I sanded it down and had to use some liquid stripper in the corners
to get rid of the green paint. Then I used boiled linseed oil rubbed on
with a rag, waited three days and stained it to match our bedroom furniture. I blended minwax stains until I got the desired color.
Then I used minwax poly ... I made a mix of about equal parts poly, terp,
and linseed oil...It has three coats, lightly sanded between coats.
The original lions head pulls, I used real gold leaf.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11...o6-28-09-2.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11...p6-28-09-1.jpg


http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11...v6-15-09-1.jpg

I'll be back with pics of the night stands we made, from taking inspiration from this washstand.

Two Knots 04-10-2013 07:34 PM

Before I look for the end table pics, here's another thing I refinished,
The head knot made this in 8th grade shop, it is mahogeny and I refinished it after the wash stand.
The bedroom set is older than dirt. I managed to get a good stain match,
but, that was the idea. :wink:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11...7-3-09-1-2.jpg

This is my end table, after the end tables we made the perfume cabinet
to match...this happens to us all the time, one thing leads to another...
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11...rev9-30-09.jpg

this is the head guys end table.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11...ev9-7-09-1.jpg

the chipendale pulls were a garage sale find for a dollar a piece.
we put a walnut backing behind the pulls, as well as a hand carved
little thing under the shelf...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11...ev9-7-09-1.jpg

Well, then I said, " we should make a shelf for the TV"...
As you can see I fell in love with the cymas (sp?)

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11...ev12-12-09.jpg


the strips of horizental wood was to hide the wires (on the left side)

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11...ev12-12-09.jpg

mpellerin 04-10-2013 08:10 PM

Nice work!

Two Knots 04-11-2013 08:09 AM

thanks mpellerin.

fixrite 04-11-2013 01:36 PM

nice attention to detail. Great job

yipper 04-13-2013 09:34 AM

Very nice work... the pieces look great!

Two Knots 04-13-2013 10:03 AM

Thank you very much fixrite and yipper; there doesn't seem to
be too much interest in woodworking on this forum.
However, I would like to show you guys the laptop computer
table we made. I think it's very functional.

I'll go and pull it off my other computer. Again, I took some inspiration
from the bedroom end tables.

Two Knots 04-13-2013 11:01 AM

ok, here we go...I needed a table for my laptop in the family room.
I wanted to be able to sit in my chair and use the computer.
So, I designed this table. I couldn't work the cymas in in this design,
however, after we made other stuff with cymas. :yes:

This is the table, if I had to do it over I would have put a drawer
on each end rather than the center. The little drawer comes in handy.
We also made a birdcage with cymas for our lovebird, and another
birdcage for our canary taking inspiration from the legs of the
laptop table...The wood is QS white oak...


http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11...5octrev309.jpg

This is a side view, I took off the little finial thing on the bottom
so I could useit as a shelf.
My son has coined this set-up my 'command station.' :yes:
chair, footstool, pull chain light, computer, to the left I can
look out the window, to the right I can watch tv. Life is good.


http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11.../018rev2-1.jpg


Our grandpupply Max, enjoying sitting at 'Command Central'

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11...17revJPG-3.jpg

On the right is a peek at the canary cage --with cymas. :)

fixrite 04-13-2013 11:09 AM

nice work on the table. The dog seems to be looking at you as if " how dare you I got here first" . I love the frog as well.


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