Antique BackSplash

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KenOfCary

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Ken
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Finally got a fairly major project done in the new shop. The wife and I bought an Antique Serving Cabinet at one of the local Antique shops in the area. It was obviously missing a piece that went on the back of it, so I got some Quarter Sawn White Oak to match the piece and built a BackSplash for it. The wife picked out some 8" square tiles on Amazon and I had an 8x16" mirror made for it. It is 42" long to match the Antique and 12" tall which makes for about a 3" frame of wood all around.

This is what it looks like after finish was applied.




I ended up fuming it to darken the wood - this is what the original wood looked like in comparison.



The piece on the right is straight out of the fuming box. On the left is after applying a Varnish Oil finish - darkened quite a bit with the finish, but also brought out the grain fleck.



And finally, what it looks like installed on the Serving Cabinet. It turned out a little darker than the cabinet, but is a close enough match for our tastes. Probably could have taken it out of the fuming box a couple days earlier.



The cabinet itself has some chips in the veneer, but they are not too severe and I think they give it character.



Glad to be working in the shop again. Still more to do getting it completely ready, but it is usable now.
 

Mike Davis

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Nice replacement for a missing antique piece. I agree it is a little dark in the photo. Is there that much difference in person?

The tiles nicely compliment the painting above it.
 

KenOfCary

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Nice replacement for a missing antique piece. I agree it is a little dark in the photo. Is there that much difference in person?

The tiles nicely compliment the painting above it.
It probably shows up a little more in the photo as she had just shined up the top of the cabinet. The finish may lighten a little as it cures and is exposed to sunlight as well. You'll have to stop by some day and see it in person.
 

Jeremy Scuteri

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Nice work Ken, it looks like it turned out well. My very first reaction to this was: "What, wait a minute, how can Ken be done with his shop already?" :eek:
 

KenOfCary

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Nice work Ken, it looks like it turned out well. My very first reaction to this was: "What, wait a minute, how can Ken be done with his shop already?" :eek:
Done is not a word I would not use at this time. Still a lot to be 'done'. But it is at least usable at this point. Still cluttered and still unpacking and finding things in the process.
 

Jeremy Scuteri

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I remember asking Bill Clemmons how long it took him to complete his shop at one of the Greensboro lunches. His response was "Done? It still isn't done". I thought he was just messing with me at the time. Now, I'm starting to understand what he was saying. :)
 

Graywolf

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Jeremy, even in my little space it will always be a work in progress and flux, it evolves much as our work and needs change.
 
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