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RE: Walnut oil vs. tung oil for kitchen island counter (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: bobsmyuncle on 01.26.2008 at 04:50 pm in Woodworking Forum

I am not sure what you mean by "chemical finishes," but here are some discussions about the subject:

Walnut countertops

Food safe finishes

And some information on tung oil


clipped on: 02.14.2008 at 12:48 pm    last updated on: 02.14.2008 at 12:48 pm

RE: Paint over stain (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: brushworks on 01.23.2008 at 08:04 pm in Paint Forum

It's not only possible, but is done every day in the painter trade.

You do not need to remove the poly. It only needs to be dull.

Wash the surface with Dirtex and wipe dry. Be sure all grime and grease is removed.

Sand lightly with #180 aluminum oxide sandpaper. Dust and wipe clean.

Prime with Zinsser Bulls Eye 1 2 3 or BM Fresh Start. Both are water based, acrylic primers.

Topcoat with a high quality 100% acrylic or urethane acrylic enamel.

Pro Classic. Cabinet Coat. Impervo. Muralo Ultra. All are good products to use.



clipped on: 01.28.2008 at 01:53 pm    last updated on: 01.28.2008 at 01:56 pm

My Shaker-Style, White Kitchen (Something's Gotta Give-inspired)

posted by: susanandmarkw on 06.02.2007 at 02:10 pm in Kitchens Forum

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Flooring: Premium Black 24x24 tile from
Countertops: Nordic Black Antique 3 cm granite (3 cm Bianca Romanosp?on hutch)
Backsplash: traditional white subway tile with gray grout (Da-Lite)
Cabinets: Shaker-style, inset, flat-panel doors (site-built, custom), painted white
-Pegasus Professional Kitchen Faucet (from Expo Design Center) in brushed nickel on the island and main sink
-Pegasus Old-Fashioned Pull Down in brushed nickel in my butlers pantry/beverage center.
Soap/Lotion Dispensers: brushed nickel off-brand from Lowes
Sinks: brushed, stainless "D"-shaped undermount by C-Tech-I (all purchased on eBay from seller "euro-sink")
-10-inch deep "Britania" (model LI-200-L) is my main sink
-12-inch deep "Patras" (LI-800) is my island prep sink
-"Betica" (LI-700) in my butlers pantry/beverage center.
-brushed nickel bin pulls on drawers via eBay (seller: cabinethardwaredesigns)
-glass knobs, pulls and bin pulls on hutch from
-latches: Cliffside Solid Brass Cabinet Latch (in Satin Silver) from
-Bluestar range (model #RNB366BSS; six burner with both 22k burners up front and simmer in middle back; island trim)
-Prestige High Capacity hood insert 40" (UIBTF400EC15; $1,575) with Prestige remote blower for pitched roof 1,600 CFM ($890)
-GE Profile Advantium (SCB1001KSS)
-GE Monogram 24" stainless steel wine reserve (ZDWR240PBS)
-2 InSinkErator Evolution Excel garbage disposals with air switches (STS000)
-beverage center fridge: Jenn-Air 36" counter-depth side-by-side with dispenser (JCD2295KES)
- GE Monogram 30" double oven (ZET2SLSS)
- Jade 48" Side by Side Refrigerator (RJRS4870A)
- 2 Bosch Integra 800 dishwashers (SHV99A13UC; $1375.55 ea.)
- Gaggenau 24" Steam Oven (ED 221)

Here is a link that might be useful: Susan's Kitchen Pictures


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RE: Favorite websites for cabinet hardware?? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: buehl on 11.03.2007 at 05:34 pm in Kitchens Forum

Are you sure you have time for online website? Here are some options for both:

Brick & Mortar sites:
...* The Great Indoors
...* Expo Design
Could also check Home Depot & Lowes, but I think the above 2 have a better selection of nicer hardware

Websites: (many have talked about)
...* eBay A lot of people use eBay
...* Lee Valley Hardware Index
...* Home Decor Hardware
...* (includes TobKnobs)



clipped on: 11.03.2007 at 09:41 pm    last updated on: 11.03.2007 at 09:41 pm

RE: refinishing or topcoat on old hardwood floor (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: birkie_2006 on 09.18.2007 at 07:27 pm in Flooring Forum

Here's what I did on my maple floor that was under some 1950s carpet. Since we knew it wasn't polyurethane, my local shop told me to clean it really well and then apply Benjamin Moore's Antique Oil. That way the maple kept it's nice patina and didn't have the bleached, new look. She also told me if an area got worn after a few years, I could just repeat this process on the worn spot (I haven't had to do that yet and it's been 8 years).

The finish is really nice, not plastic at all. It is a little shinier than I wanted, but it was an inexpensive way to clean up the this hidden treasure.

I can email you a photo if you'd like.

Here are the instructions I followed:
bucket of warm water
1 cup mineral spirits (turpentine)
cup Murphy Oil Soap
cup denatured alcohol

Work small area at a time. Scrub lightly with #000 steel wool. Wipe of residue with clean cloth in alcohol only.

After 24 hours, apply 2 light coats of Moores "Antique Oil" with a soft cloth


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RE: Sources for reclained wood flooring? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: floorguy on 08.27.2007 at 09:38 am in Flooring Forum

Ackerson-Stevens Inc.
Aged Woods Inc.
Albany Woodworks
American Heart Pine
Antique Wood Products of Lafayette
Appilacian Woods
Arrigoni Woods
Authentic Pine Floors
Berg & Berg
Birch Creek Millworks
Byrne Wood Floors
Carlisle Wide Plank
Castle Flooring
Centre Mills
Century Wood
Chestnut Specialists
Cochran's Lumber and millwork
East Teak
Elmwood Reclaimed Lumber
The Flooring Mill
Forest Floor
Foster Wood
Fulford Flooring
Fuzhou Fortune Reclaimed wood & Bamboo
Gammapar-Nydree Group
Genisis Innovations
Goodwin Heart Pine
Grizzly Forest Products
Guangzhou Fnen Wood
Harvest Timber
Henderson Corp
Heritage Wide Plank
Historic Floor Co.
Historic Woods
John Cox Lumber Co.
Longleaf Lumber
Manomin Resawn Timbers
Millworks of Idaho
Mountain Lumber Co.
Old American Lumber Co.
Old Wood LTD.
Our Heritage Preserved
Pioneer Millworks
Renick Millworks
Roosterhead Antique Pine
Southern Wood Floors
Tilo Natural Floors
Timeless Timber
Triton International Woods
Trout River Lumber Co.
Ua Wood Floors
Vicwood Industry
Vintage Lumber Co.
West Wind Hardwood
The Woods Co.

Those should keep you busy!!!


clipped on: 09.07.2007 at 08:41 am    last updated on: 09.07.2007 at 08:41 am