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Black paint finish
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I've started building a cabinet with poplar.   I wish to have a black gloss finish.  I'm not an experienced "finisher".  I don't see much in way of stains in black at the common home stores.   I have…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Darga Feb 4.

 

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Feb 19
Bill Bianco commented on James Lucier's photo
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CAT SHELF FINAL

"very nice.  we have two black cats and appreciate your effort.  The shelves blend very well with the architecture.   (I built a large "catio" on side of house for the cats with shelves that spiral up to the top,  so I…"
Feb 19
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Feb 19
Ken Darga replied to Bill Bianco's discussion 'Black paint finish'
"Bill, RE "Black stain"---it's like a "dye-like" material--- it will not cover the imperfections and color variations in poplar wood. The variations will be visible when a varnish like material is applied over the black…"
Feb 4
Nick Rutter replied to Bill Bianco's discussion 'Black paint finish'
"You're welcome Bill. practice on some off cuts, you'll soon get it mate, Good luck, we look forward to the pics."
Feb 4
Bill Bianco replied to Bill Bianco's discussion 'Black paint finish'
"Thank you Tim, Nick and Ken.   Your input has certainly pointed out gaps in my knowledge.   With your input I think I should be able to get this at least 'pretty good'.    I'll probably post the project in about a…"
Feb 4
Ken Darga commented on Bill Bianco's photo
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Long Study Table

"Nice table design."
Feb 2
Ken Darga replied to Bill Bianco's discussion 'Black paint finish'
"Zinsser makes very good products 1. Sealer http://sevenspaint.com/docs/tds/Zin%20clear%20shellac.pdf 2. Primer-sealer nothing is better at permanently blocking stains and wood knots Works with any top…"
Feb 2
Nick Rutter replied to Bill Bianco's discussion 'Black paint finish'
"You could use an Ebony wood stain followed by a couple of coats of clear varnish. It would look mega. Google "BLACK FRIARS", their wood stains are fantastic.  You can use a beeswax instead of varnish too if you prefer. Good luck."
Feb 2
Tim Grace replied to Bill Bianco's discussion 'Black paint finish'
"I have tried a black stain for a small project. It worked Ok, but I wasn't looking for a high gloss on it. I have sprayed a flat black (Mickey mouse band saw box) on pine using Rustoleum High Performance spray, and it worked better than I had…"
Feb 1
Bill Bianco posted a discussion

Black paint finish

I've started building a cabinet with poplar.   I wish to have a black gloss finish.  I'm not an experienced "finisher".  I don't see much in way of stains in black at the common home stores.   I have also been told that attempting to stain poplar black really won't work out.   I see one of the nice projects on the site, a kitchen bar, was finished with a high gloss black paint.      Would you agree that for a basic black finish to stay with a paint vs stain?   Also,  it would seem that in order…See More
Feb 1
Bill Bianco commented on Mike Bollinger's photo
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Kitchen Bar

"Your design has inspired me.  I'm borrowing a lot of your ideas for a cabinet that I started.  The bead board gives a nice touch and  its cost effective too.  thanks for sharing."
Feb 1
Bill Bianco commented on Don Foley's album
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Arched top steamer trunk

"That is beautiful.  And looks very useful.  Wondering about weight.  Is it heavy?  Are boards 3/4"?   Is Alder a dense / heavy wood or fairly light (I could look that up but figured you could comment for all to learn)?…"
Dec 31, 2016
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Kreg Jig K4
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Engineering background. Into gardening

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