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Haven't done final sanding on this. Waiting on the word from the the customer. Originally they wanted it stained :-( sent them pictures of it like this in hopes they like it too. I still have some things I would do differently next time, but I continue learning & I hope improving. 84"x36"x22". Couldn't have done this without the things I have learned from all of you! Keep trying to soak up as much as I can.

Thanks for looking

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Looks great. It's going to be a shame if they stain it, but different people like different things. I will be interest in what they decide to do with it. Keep us posted.

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Is the coloring fairly accurate in the photos? I really like the blue/grey contrast with the warmer wood in the background. Well done!
 

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The photos are pretty accurate.
 

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Nice job on this. Remember, in business, the customer is always right. LOL

You have done what they wanted, so far, and you did it well.
 

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Nice work Monte, I too would hope they go for a clear finish, pine will darken over time anyway if the finish has no uv inhibitors. Good arrangement of grain on drawer fronts as well.
 

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What's wrong with stain?
 

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Nothing really. I just like the natural look of the beetle kill pine. As Jay said, it's what the customer wants.
 

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Nice piece of work, Monte. I love the beetle kill pine and the knotty pine in back. I think a very light stain, conditioned first to avoid pines inherent blotching, would not be a bad thing. It would give the piece a warmer, or less of a "raw wood" kind of look. I certainly wouldn't want any color that would cover up the grays, as that is what I like most about the piece.
 

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Naaa Monte you did not do this lol, Fantastic job my friend.
 

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Really nice build, Monte. I would cry if forced to stain that. Good luck with the customer!
 

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Whoa Monte! That is my favorite of all your projects. Ya done great here. Tell your customer how bad pine blotches when stained and then show them an example. Maybe that will convince them to let the beautiful colors show.
 

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Yep I've seen stained beetle kill and it's pointless, might as well use white or yellow pine. I had to paint beetle kill on one project, but I guess whatever the paying man wants…
Looks like it's well built Monte, I like how the shelf wraps around the front.
 

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I agree with rockyblue, I really like how the shelf wraps around the front, nice touch! Makes me wish I had a place to put one of these so I could make one. Random thought though, is a TV supposed to go there? A few holes in the back panel would go a long way to lengthening the life of the TV, just for heat distribution purposes. Well done though, nice work!
 

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Very nice! I am working on something similar right now for a client. Except for shoes.
 

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Monte

I really think you did this project proud.

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Monte,

Elegant in its simplicity. Shellac it before it gets painted? You both win? Mabe they will see the piece for what it is? Looking at Bettle kill pine at box store. It's saying "common make something out of me." Thanks for posting.
 
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