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Shaker Chimney Cupboard milk painted

comments (2) September 4th, 2013 in Reader's Gallery

Chuck_Griffith Charles Griffith, member
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Cupboard is made of poplar, I managed to find some that was quite a bit harder than usual. Dimensions are 75" tall, 18" wide, 12" deep. Doors are joined with bridle joints, to me the best way to guarantee flatness. Painted with milk paint (Soldier Blue from the Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company) and finished with a mixture of tung oil, linseed oil and varnish. First time I've used oil on milk paint. Turned out to be something of a challenge.

Design or Plan used: Traditional Shaker design
posted in: Reader's Gallery, cabinet, shaker, frame and panel, poplar

Comments (2)

Chuck_Griffith Chuck_Griffith writes: Thanks Timothy. The pictures were actually taken in my workshop. Then I used Photoshop to remove the background and replace it with a gray to white gradient. Easy to do.
Posted: 8:27 am on September 21st

TIMOTHYPATRICK TIMOTHYPATRICK writes: That is very nice looking.I wish my pictures turned out like that
Posted: 8:51 pm on September 19th

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