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    What stain?

    If I'm using off the shelf products I gravitate towards gel stain. Also, I haven't been particularly happy with water based stains/dyes. I most often use spray only stains.
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    Um, flatwork? Do Curved Doors Count?

    I agree Glenn. As for the hinges, they are Salice 1/2" overlay face frame hinges with a 2 screw plate. The curved cabinet was only 7/16" thick so I drilled new holes in the plate so the screws were centered.
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    Gray Maple Vanities

    Hi Glenn, Yes, this is a spray only stain that I had tinted to this tone. Finished with precat lacquer.
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    Face vs. End grain for chessboard.

    Hi Rennie, I own a chess board made by Drueke (a nationally known GR based gameboard company). It's solid wood, about 3/4" thick, and all the grain is face grain running all the same direction. It's made of walnut and aspen. I've had it for 20 years with not an inkling of a hairline...
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    Uber Custom Kitchen Cabinets

    Yeah, working away! 💪 No, the homeowner made the concrete counter. I way underbid this project, but oh well. Live and learn. 😜
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    Mid-Century Modern Cherry Vanity

    Thanks! This was made for no profit for a special customer. I was hoping the color variation wasn't gonna be so pronounced, and in a perfect world I would have selected cherry that had uniform color for the doors and drawer fronts.
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    Um, flatwork? Do Curved Doors Count?

    This is cherry veneer. I layed up 3 layers of bending plywood on a form using a vacuum bag. Then I added the veneer. First time I've done this, and I learned a lot. :D
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    Uber Custom Kitchen Cabinets

    This was a major project last year. Some painted cabs, some cherry cabs, and fancy cherry drawer boxes and inserts.
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    Um, flatwork? Do Curved Doors Count?

    These were made for a boat. The stain match isn't perfect, unfortunately. I really wanted to redo the color, but the customer didn't care, and he was completely satisfied. But the perfectionist in me is cringing. :)
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    Gray Maple Vanities

    For some reason I've been doing a lot of vanities lately.
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    Mid-Century Modern Cherry Vanity

    Hey all, it's been a while. I recently completed a really fun project. This cherry vanity tries to use every last inch of space under the sink, and I think it came out pretty well. (I didn't choose the hardware. )
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    Faux Mantle/Shelf Thingy

    No, I don't think it was ever a functioning fireplace. I believe they just built it on a regular wall. It's not designed to sit on, but the installation brackets could actually hold the wait. I have a feeling their 4 year old son might not be able to resist turning it into a perch. :D
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    Faux Mantle/Shelf Thingy

    So after building a kitchen for this customer they wanted me to do some more work: a faux mantle in cherry. Because of its length I made it in 3 pieces. The 6" drop front is mitered to the top. That turned out to be a little tricky. The jig I made to keep it square to the top didn't work...
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    Current Project. FINISHED

    Very nice. It turned out great....I love it!
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    Sweet Chestnut

    Very nice work. Beautiful!
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