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My current clients are wanting a little drama and flair with some of our upcoming projects.
In trying to unite these old bookshelves, I thought to suggest treating the wall area inbetween in the same oversized woodgraining as the shelves.


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First thing was to get samples underway,which included making a large graining tool. I used some cutting foam,linoleum cutters, mounting tape and a large mailing tube to come up with something to at least get through the samples.
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Of course these are all out of order. I did the blue piece first but it ended up cracking apart, I dug too deep with the tools.Really Large Woodgraining-image.jpg
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I used my bread knife to cut the mailing tube
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I will be starting the bookcases tomorrow.
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I'm a little lost on the design concept. The bookshelves are painted, so you're going to woodgrain those as well as the wall surface between them?

But I gotta say, seeing the process of making your own graining tool and seeing the end result on the samples really blows me away. You are truly an artist, Lynn.
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Cool. I wish I could do this stuff.
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Like slinger58, I'm not clear on the details of what the goal or method are. It's possible that close-ups of the book shelves would help because if they have woodgrain patterns on them, you can't tell. And then the graining tools are use to...? Roll paint onto the wall? Or perhaps put a woodgrain look onto a skim coat of mud?

Whatever you will do with them, I also agree that this is superior creativity and art.
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Stay tuned,Joe. Things will become clearer Friday evening.

Dave, I see a woodgrained truck in your future.
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Dave, I see a woodgrained truck in your future.
We actually bought a crapload of graining tools and stuff to try it out but have yet to really learn. Also since no customers have asked we have kind of let it go for now.
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Wow that turned out really good! Great idea.
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Cool. I wish I could do this stuff.
I'm with you on that one. Sadly, I have no artistic talent whatsoever and I really believe you have to have this in spades to do this kind of stuff.

Several years ago I was on a job where a guy was turning a metal door into what looked like a beautifully stained wood door. It was incredible. The number of applicators, little bottles of whatever, etc. required. When I found out how much he got paid for this type of work I was shaking my head. He absolutely deserved it, but wow that was a lot of money.

He told me that regular painting like what I do was his meat and potatoes work, but every now and again with a special (rich) customer he'd jump in on these jobs.
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I'm with you on that one. Sadly, I have no artistic talent whatsoever and I really believe you have to have this in spades to do this kind of stuff.

Several years ago I was on a job where a guy was turning a metal door into what looked like a beautifully stained wood door. It was incredible. The number of applicators, little bottles of whatever, etc. required. When I found out how much he got paid for this type of work I was shaking my head. He absolutely deserved it, but wow that was a lot of money.

He told me that regular painting like what I do was his meat and potatoes work, but every now and again with a special (rich) customer he'd jump in on these jobs.
Yeah my artistic touch isn't good at all. Stick figures are more like crooked wavy lines.

I respect this type of work a lot, it's hard. I wish I had 1/100th the talent Lynn has.
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Yeah my artistic touch isn't good at all. Stick figures are more like crooked wavy lines.

I respect this type of work a lot, it's hard. I wish I had 1/100th the talent Lynn has.
My wife and all of her friends are artists. When we lived out in Vancouver we'd go to art openings and people I hadn't met before would come up to me and say "Oh, I hear you're a painter as well. What mediums do you work in." The look on their face when I'd say "Usually latex in the eggshell variety." was priceless.

Kind of made ya feel like a bit of a bonehead tho.
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My wife and all of her friends are artists. When we lived out in Vancouver we'd go to art openings and people I hadn't met before would come up to me and say "Oh, I hear you're a painter as well. What mediums do you work in." The look on their face when I'd say "Usually latex in the eggshell variety." was priceless.

Kind of made ya feel like a bit of a bonehead tho.


Too funny! I'll have to use that when I go to my sister in-law's art show in a few weeks.


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I wonder if something like that would work on these decks that people want to get back to a wood grained look? Like a solid base and a coat of semi-solid over top wood grained? Hmmmmm........ I might need to test that!
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Shelves started, second step on the center panel. I should have waited on step two, things were a little sticky.
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Shelves started, second step on the center panel. I should have waited on step two, things were a little sticky.
Amazing Lynn. You really do great Faux work.
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