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BANGKOK 21 March 2019 19:31
cheeryble

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8 hours ago, cheeryble said:

The finish I want is not the "brown matt paint" type which is often used for wooden houses.
Rather I want something with more of a soft lacquer look.
It’s for open wardrobe shelving and maybe drawers, and should match these doors furniture and posts

Those examples look like veneers, rather than varnished timber.

Just google 'images of wood veneers in Thailand', lots of choices.

 

A friend recently had a new kitchen fitted, hand made, English style. Everything was plywood and covered in a veneer of his choice.

If your using a darker veneer, you'll get a whitish edge on the cuts, which shows along the edges.

Use dark brown boot polish on a cloth to rub along the edges after trimming.

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On 1/21/2019 at 10:50 PM, Tanoshi said:

If your using a darker veneer, you'll get a whitish edge on the cuts, which shows along the edges.

Or you can get the corners properly mitred and avoid seeing the substrate rather than the butt joints that are easier to do.

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5 minutes ago, sometimewoodworker said:

Or you can get the corners mitred and avoid seeing the substrate rather than the butt joints that are easier to do.

Happily if i use blackboard or ply whose edges may look a bit grotty unless filled, rubbed down and coloured, the sides an back will be not visible, only the top and bottom which will have good finish to take stain same as doors I showed and the front, visible edge will be trimmed with half dowel or whatever and also take colour well.

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No end to "inexpensive" power tools in Thailand. Repairs can be a challenge on the fake names. Maktec are made in the same factory as Makita tools. Same Makita Tool company, different components in the Maktec tools. If an expat was looking to buy a proper set of genuine Milwaukee 18 volt tools with three long lasting batteries it is worth looking for the set on sale in 2019 in Thailand. This cordless power tool set I viewed in Buriram includes two 18 volt 5ah batteries and one 18 volt 12ah battery. This is not something you would see at Global House or Thaiwatadu. The cordless tool set is priced less than my daughter's last Huawei  mobile phone. The Milwaukee Tools will last twenty years longer than that mobile phone. 

Milwaukee 18 volt three tool set Buriram Thailand.jpg

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3 hours ago, kamalabob2 said:

The Milwaukee Tools will last twenty years longer than that mobile phone. 

The tools may last that long, but the batteries will not 

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