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On 8/18/2021 at 9:02 PM, Coop said:

Yep, for the second time and this time I didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as the first time. I painted a piece of furniture that I built! My wife asked me to build her an armoire to fit in our newly remodeled and enlarged bedroom. I got goosebumps, thinking walnut or cherry. Then she pulls up a Pinterest or something equally as disgusting photo of one that had been painted and glazed. Almost 50 years of being happily married flashed across my mind and never has she asked for something that distasteful. But as faithful as she has been, I knew if I didn’t, another guy would. I built it from poplar and stain grade birch ply with at least a solid maple, unpainted drawer box! Doors and drawer front are inset with self closing European Blum hinges on the doors and soft closing under-mount glides for the drawers. Both of which are also a first and not the last. Due to overhead lighting, the shelf edges look lighter than the interior. At least it’s finally finished and out of my shop. 17DC1AAC-3DAE-4B96-96D7-3179A8CF0842.thumb.jpeg.f923a5ed83f432220b8f2d2036977fc7.jpegC0BBC3F8-4F63-4E9A-9071-10299960B0E7.thumb.jpeg.37cbbd5689daf1d78fc18aaa35b4bed0.jpegCA83116C-24E5-4039-9D05-4EE5F03137BD.thumb.jpeg.22246b6295df90b384eafbce22b2b25a.jpeg

Nicely done my friend, ya done good. Subservience is considered survival knowledge. Well done.

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That came out real nice Coop.  More importantly your wife is probably happy.

Lets just hope you didn't screw up in reverse and it came out so nice that she'll want a a matching dresser.

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On 8/18/2021 at 9:53 PM, wtnhighlander said:

Nicely executed, Coop! Be warned, painting your furniture is a very liberating. As in, it becomes very easy to fix mistakes with a 'liberal' amount of filler...

I found that to be just the opposite. Even after using some Bondo filler in a few places, paint sure brings out the fine mistakes which I refuse to disclose! :D

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Looks awesome. I couldn't have done it in your shoes, I'd have saved my time for something different and went to the store and let the professionals do the painting.

The door details and molding details make this look really professional. Nice touch coop. Are you sure you didn't buy this from Pottry barn barrel store? :D

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After sinking as much into wood, hinges and drawer glides as I did, not counting the friggin hours, there’s no way I could outsource the paint job. At this point it was sink, swim or burn pile and living in the city, burning would have meant a citation, an added cost! :mellow:

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