dining room china and buffet

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Project by kolwdwrkr posted 08-31-2008 05:02 AM 2479 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a dining room that we did. This is actually Poplar hardwood and maple ply. We will call this the Paintstained project. Customer wanted faux wood instead of real wood. Give Kudos to the finisher Mike Marriot and his crew for a wonderful job. Sometimes it’s sad to only take credit for the woodwork. In this case I’m honored to have gotten to build this project period.
In time I will be posting other pictures of this home. We did all the cabinetry in everyroom, and they are all this level of detail if not more. I am very anxious to share the kitchen, but I don’t have picks of the finished job yet. Thanks for looking

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 08-31-2008 05:35 AM

Gorgeous looking stuff. Kind of weird painting wood to look like wood. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 08-31-2008 05:59 AM

The woodworking is beautiful, but I’m blown away with the finish. Does the finish look that good in person?? If it does, that is a wicked piece…

Thanks for sharing and showing us what we can do with great finishes.


-- Joe Massanova, Somerdale, NJ -

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#3 posted 08-31-2008 06:16 AM

Very impressive looking pieces. You did a beautiful job as always. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 08-31-2008 07:20 AM

Yep, the finish deos look that good and better in person. He is the best finisher I know bar none, and I’ve seen a lot. Thanks for the compliments.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#5 posted 08-31-2008 10:45 AM

Really nice job.

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#6 posted 08-31-2008 11:22 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#7 posted 08-31-2008 01:31 PM

Your work is AWESOME . Thanks for posting

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#8 posted 08-31-2008 02:59 PM

Who would have guessed what was behind the finish – Mike Marriot did a great job

-- Legacy Woodcraft

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#9 posted 08-31-2008 03:47 PM

Very fine craftsman ww.
Great job both of you.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 08-31-2008 05:36 PM

Beechpilotbarry, that is a moulding inserted into a groove in the base. It is the same detail that is right above the doors. I made the arched door because it was faster and easier then sending a template to the door company, however, since we did this whole house and we need to make money somehow, we did order the doors. It was the designers choice to go with a faux finish that mimics more of a burl effect. I think he did great, but I still would rather see the grain of real wood. Thanks for the comments

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#11 posted 08-31-2008 05:41 PM

Beautiful work, your finish man is awsome. Good job.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#12 posted 08-31-2008 06:33 PM

Your work is just so absolutely amazing and this is no exception. Looking at your work is a journey in woodworking for me. I would love to see any of your work in person. I thank you for sharing.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#13 posted 08-31-2008 07:37 PM

Great job. Looks like some of the work we have been doing lately. As for the finish….....who knows what the thought processes are of some of the designers we all deal with. Like using alder and painting it black or using walnut and putting a dark finish on it that you can’t even see the grain. Sometimes I wonder where they were schooled at.
Again, great work and the finisher should be commended on a job well done.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#14 posted 09-01-2008 01:39 AM

Great job as usual kolwdwrkr.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 09-01-2008 03:06 AM

I usually cringe when I hear that people painted wood… but that looks great! Your attention to the details in the project really highlight your craftsmanship.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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