Cherry Ornate Media Wall Finally done

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Cherry Ornate Media Wall Finally done

Postby Peter Walsh » Sat, Jul 07 2007, 3:38PM

The old-world Spanish media wall I posted in January is finally done. The eCab rendering and the finished site photos are shown below.
The wood is all Cherry. Finish detail steps: Pre-sealed with wood conditioner, Old masters Oil wipe on stain, polyurethane sealer coat, dark glaze, final polyurethane finish coats. there is some ocasional distressing but not prominent, mostly \"shop rash\" not repaired.
The site was a brand new home with three existing alcoves and fireplace.
There is rope light in the soffit for a soft nightime glow. Top cabs have rope light also. Bar detail shows lift-up door hiding the wine glass slides and customer-chosen location for the engraved maker's lable right below the light switches.
Fireplace is gas-log type.
Soffit includes both dentil and rope-twist trim to match columns.

Now that this is done, I can work on my own house again until the next commission rolls in.
regards,
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Cherry Ornate Media Wall added photo

Postby Peter Walsh » Sat, Jul 07 2007, 3:42PM

Here is two more detail shots of the finished project.
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Postby Michael Rice » Sat, Jul 07 2007, 5:13PM

Beautiful work, Peter !

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Postby Brian Shannon » Sat, Jul 07 2007, 10:05PM

I remember that job Peter. Very nice!

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Postby Pete Rafferty » Sat, Jul 07 2007, 10:29PM

WOW!
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Postby Rick Palechuk » Sun, Jul 08 2007, 2:27AM

Very nice Peter! How do you apply the poly?

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Postby Al Navas » Sun, Jul 08 2007, 9:06AM

Terrific, Peter!

The finish sets this piece apart. What type of glaze, and how did you apply it?
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Postby Peter Walsh » Sun, Jul 08 2007, 9:52AM

Thanks guys. It was a long project and some parts took much longer than expected (doesn't it always?).
I use an HVLP (Turbonaire) spray system to apply the poly. Usually, I make all the sub coats gloss, and the final coat semi-gloss or satin.

Undercoats in gloss lets the grain show through clearly rather than multiple coats of satin which gets muddy with successive coats.
The glaze color is called Asphaltum. It is a water based semi-gel and is totally black in color. The customer wanted me to match an existing piece of furniture he had which had an old-world Spanish finish with a black glaze to simulate decades of use and wear. The color match turned out exact which is rare since I had to mix two stains to get the right under shade. Lucky.

The glaze was problematical for me here in the desert since it dried quicker than it may for most of you and I had to work very quickly...apply, wipe down, and dry brush to feather. Lots of muttering on that one. Got paid extra for my trouble though.
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Postby Al Navas » Sun, Jul 08 2007, 12:37PM

Thanks, Peter! I must try your technique when I apply the glaze. I love the look you were able to get 8) . I think that, as an accent, it is just right.

Was the glaze the only waterborne product you used? Or is everything else in your finish schedule also waterborne (except for the stain?)?

Thanks for sharing!


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Postby Peter Walsh » Sun, Jul 08 2007, 12:45PM

I use all waterborne spray products. Easy cleanup, and safer. The only oil-based stuff I usually use is the stain. I seem to be happiest when using oil stains and have grown accustomed to its behaviors so there are no surprises.
The wood conditioner was oil-based as well and was brushed on, but could have been sprayed.


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