Bookcase doors for your review.
This was suppose to be an easy project, but there is no
such thing as an easy project I guess...
The top is poplar, and as usual I struggled to get a match
with the cherry table. Why didn't we just buy a piece of cherry
I finished the top with my mix of poly (gloss), linseed oil, and terp. Rubbed on
three thin coats with a rough cloth (sanding between coats) 24 hour drying
time between coats cause the oil slows down the drying time.
...I also rubbed on a light coat on the antique
cherry table. I usually rub it down with 0000 steel wool after the final coat,
but I'm starting to like a little more shine lately.
Besides, I plan on giving it two more coats
the pulls are from signature and I antiqued them copper.(the only
thing we bought)
the brass door hinges (also on hand) I antiqued in copper as well.
The doors were made from the oak reclaimed church kneelers.
Cliff at first wanted to stain them, but I think the painted doors
fit in much better, besides I really don't like flat sawn oak.
The door on the left has the middle spacer attached.
The doors I painted with the semi-gloss paint left over from
last falls paint job. First I primed them and then painted three coats
of paint. I sanded between coats and after the final coat I used 0000
steel wool...The grain of the oak shines through and it looks
different, and I mean different in a good way.
this is another reason why I didn't want the doors stained...
the window above, which Cliff put in (after we got into making
stained glass windows) would be too much stained wood
in this area, I think
...anyhow, this is why this door idea started in the
first place cause this bookcase was made from oak, stained dark
as was ugly...then I painted it white and it was still ugly...
the before shot, notice the dull table top, before I refreshed it with
some finish. BTW, all the furniture we either make or refurbish, I just
clean with a slightly damp rag, no wax...this way I can always give
it a light coat of finish down the road, like I did with this table.