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|Comment||Wow, Jamie, you are GOOD! I got home this evening and my kitchen was full of people looking at the cabinets. My wife told the cabinet guy how much we loved the cabinets, what fine craftmanship they represent, etc. The decorator had the stain sample and immediately, EVERYONE, including the stainer agreed that the cabinets weren't right. The question was what to do about it. There was no shouts, drama, threats, just hope that they can be fixed. The plan of action is for the stainer to come over with a red dye, which he said he has used before with good results to give us the red tint we requested. He said he felt the situation was definitely fixable. The reason for the screwup was that he wrote down the formula on the back of the sample, but didn't take the sample with him to compare- not very smart in hindsight. No idea why the formula on the back of the sample was incorrect, in fact, maybe it wasn't, maybe he just mixed it wrong. In any case, we hopefully have a solution to our problem. Jamie your wise counsel was right on the money. Thanks a million!|
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Woodworker, Furniture designer/builder, industrial arts educator. Bachelor degree in Furniture Design, and journeyman carpenter, with a 4 year apprenticeship. Currently owner of custom furniture/cabinet shop in Las Vegas, NV. Can answer most woodworking questions EXCEPT those regarding repairs, refinishing, and antiques.
Bachelor in Furniture Design - Ohio University (1980)
Journeyman Carpenter, Local 639
Adult educator - Developed adult education woodworking program for the University of Akron, and taught classes there for 9 years.
Opened a private woodworking school in Las Vegas, NV and teach private and semi-private lessons. In 2011, I will begin teaching UNLV woodworking classes at my school. Sweet!
Tile Design and Installation Magazine (Article on inlaying tile into wood)
Journeyman Union Carpenter Bachelors degree in Furniture Design (Ohio University) College of Hard Knocks!