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Brentwood Project Part2 - Custom Cabinetry At Its Best
by Steve B on March 17th, 2017

Spring Is In The Air

Can you believe it...this long winter is almost behind us and Spring is in the air.  Now we just need to get through one more week of rainy weather and all the trees will start budding again.  

It's been a busy Winter and we want to give a shout out to all our clients and General Contractors who have kept us hopping the past months.  In particular, we shout out to John Wideman of JW Construction who gave us a good testimonial on our recently completed project in Brentwood, Ca.  Although this is Part2, you have to wait until our next post to actually see the finished kitchen.  In this installment, you can see the kitchen with all the old cabinetry apt teaser for Part3 to come.   Spoiler alert: It turned out great. 

(Pictured at Left, Custom fabricated fireplace surround mantle with converstion varnish. )


Wood Stain Insights...
​The type of stain will either accentuate or obscure the wood grain. Most commercial stains contain both dye and pigment and the degree to which they stain the appropriate wood is mostly dependent on the length of time they are left on the wood. Pigments, regardless of the suspension agent, will not give much color to very dense woods but will deeply color woods with large pores (e.g. pine). Dyes are translucent and pigments are opaque.
Gel stains are more akin to paint and have little penetrating ability. 

​Stain is composed of the same three primary ingredients as paint (pigment, solvent, and binder) but is predominantly pigment (or dye) and solvent with little binder. Much like the dyeing or staining of fabric, wood stain is designed to add color to the substrate of wood and other materials while leaving the substrate mostly visible. Transparent varnishes or surface films are applied afterwards. In principle, stains do not provide a surface coating or film. However, because the binders are from the same class of film-forming binders that are used in paints and varnishes, some build-up of film occurs.

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