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    This can't be happening...........

    Someone slap me I must be having a nightmare....

    Just got off the phone with my friend that I am building the armoires for.
    After spending most of a day driving up to the supply house and hand picking all the cherry for the project,making sure it was all color matched and almost no sapwood.... his wife has decided to paint them.............
    I told him to think of another project he could use this on and to get some soft maple if she wants it painted but he won't spring for it.....
    He told me not to let it "ruin my day...."
    AArrrrggghhhhh...... worst part about this is that I am the one that will have to paint it.......

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    save the cherry and buy the soft maple your self and then someday when some one wants something special you got some nice cherry already picked out for it.. dont EVER paint cherry it wont take paint good at all
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    charge them for cherry, give them painted maple

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Korn View Post
    charge them for cherry, give them painted maple
    Amen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Korn View Post
    charge them for cherry, give them painted maple
    ...and if you can't get maple, use poplar! Poplar paints up very well.
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    I'm telling ya, that room that was built of oak, will be painted some day by some brain dead decorator. At least they told you in advance, just think if you had delivered and they said, leave them in the garage, we got to paint them first. I'd charge them the cherry and half the price of poplar and build them out of poplar and paint.
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    As peeved as I am right now about this. I could never charge someone like that, especially a friend, and a friend who has given me a lot of referrals.
    What gets my goat is that when he and I were discussing this we originally talked cherry because that is what his kitchen is and some counters I built for him as well as his masterbath cabinets. He balked at the cost when I first proposed it to him. I then suggested he go with a painted cabinet. "Oh no! If I am going to do this I am going to do it right and painted just wont work"

    ok.....
    Then he mulled it over, talke with his wife, came back to me with more questions, the cabinet evolved, drawers were added, a door for the closet to match was added.....
    I even got the "I can picture exactly how its going to look!" statement...
    The other day he and I were making test pieces with dye to try and get the color the way he wanted, I ordered a sample of water clear as well as the endurovar to show him the difference...
    Today I call him to ask him a question and he drops this one on me in a "oh by the way...." then he told me not to let it ruin my day..... too late for that one....
    Ahh if that is what she wants well they are writing the checks so......

    It's just the principle of it all. Like putting ketchup on escargot......

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    watch her change her mind again, and want the cherry.....

    i knows wimmins, i marrieds one of them.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    watch her change her mind again, and want the cherry.....

    i knows wimmins, i marrieds one of them.....
    you dont know anything if you think you know them dano!!! you will never know them or understand them..
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    you dont know anything if you think you know them dano!!! you will never know them or understand them..
    I resemble that statement

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