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.
|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. |