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    My daughter picked the color

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    Attachment 29607Here are some pictures of the first project I built in my new shop. My daughter wanted a new bed but I got carried away. The stain is a water based custom color she picked out with a satin lacquer sprayed on top. The frames are put together with pocket screws and I did dovetails on the drawers. There are 12 drawers in the bed with 2 doors on the end.

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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Odessa, Tx
    Very nicely done, Alan. What a great way to break in a new shop, by making such a nice and useful project for your daughter. I'm sure she is one happy girl about now.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Kea'au Hawaii. Just down the road from Hilo town!
    Great job Alan, I was expecting an awful color due the the disclaimer in the heading Looks good. Welcome to the family Alan.

    What goes around, comes around.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Great work, Alan. I'm with Royall...I can think of a lot worse colors than the blue your daughter picked out. Plus, the customer's always right. Good to see you got the memo about how we like lots of pictures, too.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Dec 2006
    Lake City, Florida
    At first I said YUK to the blue, but when I got to final pic I said WOW! Looks great in the room. Great Job Alan!.

    Tony, BCE '75

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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    welcome and nicely done ,,the beading and the raised panels all turned out well
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Jul 2008
    Alexandria, Virginia
    It looks great Alan, color included. Well done on your Father/Daughter collaboration.

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    Nov 2006
    Constantine, MI
    Well done Alan! As for the color, the customer may not always be right, but the customer is always the customer. (Really, the blue looks OK)
    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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    The color she picked is a water based stain and it was very difficult to apply because it would dry very fast. I found out if you do 2 coats and don't worry too much about the first coat the second one would even things out.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    South East Michigan

    Great job. Im planning to make myself a bed similar to the one that you made. If it is alright to ask, what wood did you make yours?

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