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    Simple Hutch for the Wife

    I apologize in advance for a painted project, I know paint is offensive to many but had to build this at the request of wife.
    She has inherited several pieces of China, silverware and crystal from her mother and grandmother. Requested a lighted hutch to display her pieces. This unit was a compilation of several hutch/cabinet pictures she pulled from the internet. I built a solid cherry top and finished it with several coats of Waterlox. For years I have only used oil-based paint for furniture/cabinet projects. I finally gave in to the Green movement and tried water-based SW Pro Classic Acrylic Alkyd on this project. I was actually pleasantly surprised how well this paint performed. Although it sprayed on a little "thick" with my LVLP gun, it leveled nicely and was nearly impossible to make a run on the vertical pieces. It does have a "harder" finish than other water products I have tried, almost as good as oil based.
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    No apologies necessary. That is a beautiful piece. Congrats.
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    I agree, very well done. Most folks don't realize how hard it is to get a good paint job on furniture. Unlike a clearcoat, paint shows every little defect. The prep work is much more involved. Runs, sags, ripples; they all show more with paint, too.

    Make no apologies.

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    Beautiful piece. But you need to put some grease on that stuck handle on top right !

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    Julian, that is a gorgeous hutch!

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    I fail to see anything simple about this hutch! It's beautifully and nicely executed! Well done, Sir!
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    There's nothing wrong with a painted piece if that is what the end user desires. Your Hutch looks very well done and also looks great with the dishware on display.
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    Zero wrong with paint...it's just another finishing choice so that a piece of furniture fits into the intended placement's decor. Very nice work!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel Fulks View Post
    Beautiful piece. But you need to put some grease on that stuck handle on top right !
    Thanks, I had not noticed the stuck handle, wife took the photo. She picked out this Lee Valley hardware made in Italy. I remember the handles being a little "stiff" when I installed them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John TenEyck View Post
    I agree, very well done. Most folks don't realize how hard it is to get a good paint job on furniture. Unlike a clearcoat, paint shows every little defect. The prep work is much more involved. Runs, sags, ripples; they all show more with paint, too.

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    John
    Yes, 100% agree. Paint is 90% prep and 10% running the gun. Paint shows every defect whether painting woodwork or a car. In my younger years I use to paint a few cars with DuPont Centari Enamel, a perfect paint job was near unattainable.
    Last edited by julian abram; 11-28-2023 at 10:48 PM.

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    Nothing wrong with paint. I wouldn’t call it simple either, I would call it Elegant! Great piece of furniture there IMO!

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    Very nicely done. That is a beautiful piece and the cherry top looks really nice with the painted cabinet.
    Regards,

    Kris

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    Nice work Julian. Really easy on the eye. Thanks for sharing.

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    That is a very nice piece, plenty of balance and best of all fitting for the purpose intended.
    As for the paint finish forget it! The the target was identified and the result was bullseye. One last comment.......... never apologize for delivering quality work.
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    Very nice!!! I will show this to my wife, she will love it. I"m in the process of new cabinets (white) so I can sympathize with you on obtaining a really nice finish as it shows EVERY defect in workmanship. Very well done, I'd be proud to display that in my house.
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