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Thread: An Entertainment Center A Year In The Making.... So Far...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    Whew... looks WAY better, Stu! (IMHO)
    Thanks Art, I totally agree, the wipe on poly makes the dye look so much better.



    Boy all this finishing stuff is not a barrel of laughs, but it is looking good, I think.
    Two coats of dye on one side of the small panels, 1 coat on the other side.
    One coat on one side of the large panels, so more to go. I had six bottles of dye, but I think I might order one more, just in case. My workshop is too small for this kind of work.



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    Stu that looks like a huge job for shop your size. I would be a real bear after working through all those panels.

    The stain looks a bit blotchy in the photos is that the ply grain or what.
    Is the wipe on going to be sheen or gloss? Would have thought client would want a lacquer type finish and gloss like is on the mealboxes in Japan.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Stu that looks like a huge job for shop your size. I would be a real bear after working through all those panels.

    The stain looks a bit blotchy in the photos is that the ply grain or what.
    Is the wipe on going to be sheen or gloss? Would have thought client would want a lacquer type finish and gloss like is on the mealboxes in Japan.
    It is a bit blotchy, but much, MUCH, less than the stain test boards I tried. The wipe on will not be glossy, they want a satin finish.

    I've run out of dye, more udon the way. I got s lot of it done, only the cabinet backs and the large false wall behind the TV to do.


    This how's the difference between on coat of dye and two coats. Quite the difference, and with the wipe on poly the color gets even richer.

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    Padding on the wipe on poly.

    Takes time, but I think the results will be worth it.


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    Except for a quick trip to the home center, and spending a few VERY enjoyable hours chatting with our youngest on Skype, I've been padding padding and then some more padding, not exactly fun, but I think it the results are starting to show promise.


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    More racks.....



    Getting to the end of this finishing bit, thankfully.




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    Looking good Stu.
    I saw the the color 1 coat 2 coat post and when I saw the 1st tone I thought this would look great for rosewood base faux. So if you change your mind on finishing let me know and I'll walk you through the process.
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    Last coats of urethane done, final light sanding then a coat of wax.


    I think these pieces are looking good. Should FINALLY be able to assemble this unit and get it out the door.


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    Looking forward to seeing finished item assembled.
    cheers

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    I had my doubts, but you pulled it off quite nicely.

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