Flat file refurbishing project

Information on shipping, storing and repairing your art, plus your reviews on products for art collecting, making, storing, etc..
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mattg
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Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:42 am

A look at the handles I chose, sorry for the terrible pics.
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mattg
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Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:43 am

Sanding complete, ready for the finish. Again, sorry for the terrible pics.
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Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:00 pm

Wow, you guys are kicking ass.

I'm totally not going to be able to get to mine any time soon.

... in fact, if there are any Austinites who want the third in the trio, give a holler. zomg cheep
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Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:10 pm

Some new additions. Getting back to work tomorrow.
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Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:50 am

Better images of the base and top.

The center is just a piece of plywood that comes out. It was cut to take to the glass shop and have a glass in-lay cut.
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HUGE thanks to Sam (rockbridge) for the custom work. Expert craftsman and all around great person. Thanks again.

GF helping out with the stain.
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Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:38 pm

Update!

Decided I hated the cherry stain. So today, I sanded the whole thing back down and went with a stain called "espresso". It's a dark, rich, chocolate brown. We applied it a bit thicker in some parts than others, and it's making it look more rustic and earthy.

Here it is after being applied to the base:
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Here is a small bar inside (that won't be visible) that we stained and I smoothed out with some steel wool. The steel wool removed the glossy finish, and left it more matte.
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I'll still need to stain the drawers and then purchase the hardware. After that, all I'll need is the sheet of glass and she'll be finished.
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Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:21 am

Nice!

I can smell it from here. :clap:
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Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:08 am

That's epic Billy, simply epic.
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Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:31 pm

Really liking the espresso stain; sharp choice!
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mattg
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Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:13 am

Got it finished up. Definitely not as nice as Billy's but I am still very happy with it given what little time I put into it.
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Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:59 am

That looks really great. Simple, clean, and most of all, complete!

What'd you end up using for the top?
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Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:09 am

Kitty cats and prints don't mix well.... :shock:
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mattg
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Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:47 am

rockbridge wrote:Kitty cats and prints don't mix well.... :shock:
That's my litter box, we don't have any cats. :oops:



I kick the cats out when I have prints out.
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Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:50 am

iambillyg wrote:That looks really great. Simple, clean, and most of all, complete!

What'd you end up using for the top?
I bought 2 table tops from IKEA and screwed them into the base. They don't work perfectly, They hang off the front and the sides about an inch and a half like I wanted but there is about 4-5 inches extra on the back, so it will always need to be against a wall, but for $20 I will take it.
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Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:54 am

mattg wrote:
rockbridge wrote:Kitty cats and prints don't mix well.... :shock:
That's my litter box, we don't have any cats. :oops:



I kick the cats out when I have prints out.
The dust from the litter, mixed with cat urine would be what I would be worried about. Unless ALL your prints are in plastic sleeves I would move the flat file if I were you. I have cats, and know that litter dust can be a bitch to deal with.
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