If I read that right, and all you're adding is a front for the 10", you're way overthinking this... pop-off a drawer front and send it for color/species/edge match and be done with it... it'll save you a lot of potential headaches if you don't get it to match...MARK...... Good out-of-box thinking... I did wish I could.... I'm adding small 10" bar pullouts to existing string of 4 cab island. (Changing out mismatched granite and going two tier bar top.)
(Thought about complete remodel/update.... but not a good economic feasable investment considering market etc)
Kap.... I'm not really worried about the cost.If I read that right, and all you're adding is a front for the 10", you're way overthinking this... pop-off a drawer front and send it for color/species/edge match and be done with it... it'll save you a lot of potential headaches if you don't get it to match...
Sometimes it makes sense to do it yourself, or if you're interested in a challenge... other times, like this, it just makes sense to get it done from those who are equipped, skill and equipment, to do it... not going to cost you as much as you think...
Hope it all works out whatever you decide to do... don't forget the pics... :thumbsup:
I always state as close as possible. I will never guarantee a perfect match, ever. To many conditions that can dictate the outcome. I've even had a tough time matching my own stains and I have the formulas and the left over stains.I had to match a couple doors in the middle of a run a few years ago.
Got a "guarantee" from a woodworking specialist who dealt with designers and all that. They didn't match. Then I got the excuses.
Well, like I said, they can send you sample chips... but no-one is going to able to match the patina 100%... but let's put this another way... all they do is doors/drawers and staining/finishing them with the proper equipment, etc. to do it... Who do you think has a better chance of matching it, you or them?Kap.... I'm not really worried about the cost.
I have not found anybody local that can match that finish.
I have had a local MW shop do a perfect match of my door fronts.
Are you telling me if I ship off those raw doors, and a sample door, those shops you referenced can guarantee a match.... what if they miss... I'm out my two doors and a bunch of postage... and alot of work shipping / sending stuff back and forth.
If I could find a local finisher that knew what they were doing, I don't mind paying him. First, no one has realized it is a tinted sprayed laquor, and the two samples (just on oak board) I have had tested, both guys used a white pickle that was not a good match. I really don't want to F up the new doors.
I guess I'm not comfortable depending on someone that I can't see the test samples etc.
Agreed... :thumbup:Awesome that you would do that, Tom.:thumbsup: