Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Painted Sideboard #2

I have finally finished this sideboard that I have had underway for some time.  This piece ended up with a finish that looks a lot like another recent sideboard of a different design. The difference is that this piece is made of poplar with two coats of barn red milk paint followed by 2 coats of black milk paint and then worn a bit so that highlights of the red come through.  The previous sideboard, or Huntboard as I call it, was made of cherry with black milk paint.  You can see that here on my website.
The red paint and the red of the cherry achieve a very similar look under the black paint.
As with the Huntboard, I am very happy with how this piece looks.  I wish that I could have them both in my house.  I'd need a bigger house though.

sideboard with milk paint finish by Timothy Clark, Cabinetmaker/Chairwright.
Each cabinet has one adjustable shelf.  The interior is the same barn red milk paint that is underneath the black.
The finish of the interior is shellac over the milk paint to leave the interior smelling fresh.

The drawer sides and bottoms are pine and are sealed with shellac for a fresh interior smell.

This Cod Rib side chair is the first of a bunch of various chairs that I need to get cranking on now that the sideboard is done.

37 degrees and snowing today.  Feels like spring.