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Project by Stephen Mines posted 02-13-2011 03:14 AM 1706 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun job for a good friend/customer. It took up an entire wall in the dining room (with openings in the bookcase for windows). It was a pretty straightforward casegoods job with the addition of carved rails on the doors…flowers, leaves and vines from my Country French “Country Flowers” collection, closeup shown. The closeups also show the fun, very aged effect we could get with our made-in-house stain The bookcase is built out of Red Oak and Red Oak ply, heavily distressed, stained our shop ‘medium’ (made with black asphaltum,, for another story) and topped with a four coat hot lacquer finish. The barrel hinges and pulls were heavy, solid brass and the escutcheon plates were fabricated in house out of solid stock, cut on the bandsaw and scrollsaw. My four coat build of hot laqcquer was equivilent to double that number of coats in conventional, unheated applications. Especially fun was the schedule for delivery/installation. On Easter Sunday, with hmiself and family at Easter church services, we arrived, installed, and were gone. He said it was the biggest secret he had ever had from his wife…and she didn’t mind… Bob said she actually shed a few tears! I took my crew to lunch at Rusty’s, one of the good local Mexican restaurants, and we had a great good time. The assembled pictures were taken about 7:30-8:00, before we broke it down and loaded it in the truck. Uh, I’m the guy on the left…Garp is my buddy on the right. My humble apoligies for the poor quality of the photos…these were taken back in the day before history began, the old fashioned way: with film and not a lot of control, just snapshots with the shop camera. I feel fortunate that I have a record of the job.

-- Stephen Mines ([email protected])





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#1 posted 02-13-2011 03:57 AM

Sorry can make out anything from that photo even though it looks as a great project

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#2 posted 02-13-2011 08:03 PM

I see a bit more pictures and the ones with detail show that this is a great piece of work.
Very well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#3 posted 02-14-2011 12:32 AM

Looks good.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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