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Project by hudson posted 11-11-2007 06:32 PM 1834 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that was about 6 months in the making, (it took that long for the customer to make up there mind) The painted cabs are made of poplar/maple ply, painted, glazed, then top coated with Target w/b Polyurethane. The desk tops and crown are walnut. The special feature in this set is a pop up sewing machine station. I would love any comments (positive or negative)

-- John Hudson, JCSwoodworks/Guardsman Furniture Pro





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gizmodyne

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#1 posted 11-11-2007 06:37 PM

Great color and finish. Very useful. Welcome to L.J.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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hudson

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#2 posted 11-11-2007 06:43 PM

Thanks, Im glad I found this site, I am in heaven!!!!!

-- John Hudson, JCSwoodworks/Guardsman Furniture Pro

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 11-11-2007 06:45 PM

Only positive comments from me ! you do nice work. Welcome to lj’s.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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hudson

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#4 posted 11-11-2007 07:18 PM

Thanks for the kind words!! I painted the green with S/W classic paint (artichoke) , glazed with Valspar new caramel glaze, then top coated. The cust. had an electrician come in to wire for the lights, He came 2 weeks after I installed.

-- John Hudson, JCSwoodworks/Guardsman Furniture Pro

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#5 posted 11-11-2007 07:39 PM

This is very nice. You did a beautiful job, and somebody is actually going to use this, which makes it even better. I really like functionally designed projects.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 11-11-2007 09:35 PM

The work is certainly pro. The layout is nice. The 3 color exterior actually works. The only tough love question I have is about the carpet. Was it installed right on top of the carpet? Will this be an issue in the future if it is?

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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hudson

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#7 posted 11-11-2007 09:41 PM

Yes it is installed on top of the carpet, This was at the customers request. They wanted the look of furniture instead of standered cabinets. I informed them that it will need to go above the carpet and there response was “Good, then we can vaccum under it” lol. They are a wealthy retired couple and they said ” By the time the carpet needs to be replaced we will be in a home somewhere so it wont be our problem” LOL!!

-- John Hudson, JCSwoodworks/Guardsman Furniture Pro

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#8 posted 11-11-2007 10:01 PM

That was my guess! The element that really makes it look like furniture is the feet. Nice touch.

Do you have to use the water base coatings or can you use solvent based? I noticed on the other postings you used water base.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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hudson

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#9 posted 11-11-2007 10:06 PM

I have allways used w/b. Plus in the county my shop is in they would require me to have about a $15,000 set up to spray solvents. My booth cost me about $3000. I am used to w/b and when you get comfortable with them you can get very good results.

-- John Hudson, JCSwoodworks/Guardsman Furniture Pro

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Peter Oxley

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#10 posted 11-11-2007 10:23 PM

No negative comments here – this is a very nice set! I really like the furniture look, and the colors are really good. The pop-up sewing machine table is really cool.

-- http://www.peteroxley.com/woodworking -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 11-11-2007 10:27 PM

I have very little experience with w/b finishes but am looking at using them in the future.

I used the Target Coatings w/b lacquer. Do you have any experience with Sherwin’s w/b lacquers. I use SW a lot because of the service support I get locally and I don’t have to have product shipped in. I ordered 2 cans from Target Coatings and one can of finish was damaged and 1/3 of it leaked out. I sent in photos of the damaged product via email and they never got back to me. That was not a positive experience in my book.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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hudson

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#12 posted 11-11-2007 10:37 PM

I had a simular experience with the first order I put in from target but I called them (did not show them pictures) and they overnighted me replacements. Since then I have placed many orders with them with no problems. I use 3 different top coats from Target and they have been good to me. Jeff Wiess from Target is also available for phone support and he is very helpful, They also have a great forum on there website. (www.targetcoatings.com) The only issue with Target is it takes a while to get the product. Im looking at switching to MLcampbell because I do have a local MLC rep. He came to my shop and did a demo of there w/b products and they are outstanding and I can have my product the next day with no shipping. I was given 3 gallons of different Sherwin Williams w/b from there rep about a month ago but have not tried them yet, No reason , just havent gotten to it .

-- John Hudson, JCSwoodworks/Guardsman Furniture Pro

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 11-11-2007 10:42 PM

you’d never know that there was a sewing machine sitting in there. From elegance to work area. Very nice.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#14 posted 11-11-2007 11:35 PM

We have a local SW store and MLC distributor at home too. I am working out of state and SW is the most accessible at home and where I work at in Ohio. The cost of shipping really raises the price of the product too. It ends up being over twice the cost of solvent based lacquer and in cool winter time shop the dry time is a profit killer. It took me 18 hours to finish in wb what could be done in 2 with solvent based. I use the solvent based materials with a tremendous amount of guilt on a personal level.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#15 posted 11-11-2007 11:49 PM

You did a very good job. Welcome from another nooby.

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