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superunknown

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A nice little job, fitted Friday.

Solid frames, veneered panels and carcasses. Osmo polyx matt finish. Soft close hinges with touch to open catches. :)







 

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Very nice.

We ordered some of the shelf support sleeves from hafele, because we didn't like the sight of having undressed holes in the sides of carcasses and tonk strips are a bit unsightly when the shelves have nothing on them. They look a bit big in the flesh, but on your cabinet they look quite good. I might try and use them on the next job we do.


superunknown":4geerk8w said:
..... Soft close hinges with touch to open catches. :)....

How does that work then? Don't you have to push the doors shut to reset the push to open mechanism?
 

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Hi- very nice work! Can you tell me about the oil finish you used. Was it sprayed or brushed on, or indeed can it be sprayed at all?. Is there any reason for using matt rather than a satin finish, or is it only available as matt? Finally did you do anything subsequent to the oiling eg wax polish.
Sorry for all the questions but I have read much about the make of oil that you have used so it is nice to see a finished project.

Many thanks- Woodman2
 

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Thank you for all the comments! :)

SBJ, I agree, I don't like to leave an open/raw hole for shelf adjustment and the tonk style adjustable shelving systems look horrible IMHO. I have never really thought they looked big. I think you can get smaller 'peg' style ones.
The soft close hinges are just standard concealed style hinges and yes you need to push the catches to re-set them closed. Works very well.

Woodman2, Thank you! The oil used is Osmo-Polyx hardwax oil - Rapid. I apply this by hand with a cloth, it gives a lovely smooth soft finish and is a lot faster than brushing it on. I am not sure if it can be sprayed. The reason for the matt finish is it needed to match the clients Oak flooring, also Osmo matt. It's just 2 coats and nothing else is needed. I use Osmo products on all my hardwood furniture. It's a great product and its natural and eco friendly. I'm not a fan of spraying lacquer about.
 

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superunknown":lphq3zjt said:
Woodman2, Thank you! The oil used is Osmo-Polyx hardwax oil - Rapid. I apply this by hand with a cloth, it gives a lovely smooth soft finish and is a lot faster than brushing it on. I am not sure if it can be sprayed. The reason for the matt finish is it needed to match the clients Oak flooring, also Osmo matt. It's just 2 coats and nothing else is needed. I use Osmo products on all my hardwood furniture. It's a great product and its natural and eco friendly. I'm not a fan of spraying lacquer about.
Another fan for the Osmo stuff. I use the matt hardwax oil in preference to the satin as I prefer the matt finish. Howerver, if it's cut back with very worn 320g paper after each thin brush application, it will take a really nice wax finish on top which gives it a just a little lustre, whilst not being a full satin finish - Rob
 

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superunknown":27tqre0z said:
Yes I cut it back between coats, just a quick go over. Thin coats are essential.
I once tried a couple of thickish coats with the stuff as you would if varnishing. Mistake...biggy mistake. I can't remember for the life of me what the outcome was, but I do remember the job was a disaster and therein after thought it best to adhere to the instructions :oops: :oops: - Rob
 

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It never dries, I was fitting a bookcase in a house in London last year and they had just had their timber floors sanded and an Osmo finish applied. It was a specialist company (allegedly) doing the work, one week in from the application it was still like walking around on treacle. They had to come back a strip it all off and do it again. I really felt for the house owner.
 

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Charlie Woody":24e8s2ty said:
Rob

What wax do you use on the Osmo oil?
Alna Teak Wax, which is a lovely, soft and easy to apply Scandinavian wax specially developed for teak. I bought a whole load of it in the 70's when I was at college but don't bother trying to get hold of any...it's not been made for the last 30 years :mrgreen: Any wax though will do the job...the other stuff I use is Fiddes from Ax which is a bit harder to put on and take off - Rob
 

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