GRAINING

I have carried out many Graining commisions, from single doors to large contracts containing hundreds of panels. I can reproduce any wood to any shade required, and also Grain to match any existing wood in-situ exactly. Below are some examples of my work. Please note: ALL the woods below are painted imitations, rendered by myself. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK EACH INDIVIDUAL PICTURE FOR A MORE HIGHLY DETAILED IMAGE. For enquiries or a quote contact Stewart McDonald on; (01475) 888929

Mahogany Grained doors

Oak Grained woodwork.

Oak Grained door with Trompe L`Oeil mouldings.

Walnut Grained door and unit worktop.

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Oak Grained entrance doors.

Oak Grained fireplace.

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I Grained these double doors in Cuban Mahogany, with Gilded trim to accentuate the panels, which I grained in the rare "feather" figure.

Gilded "feather" panel, detail.

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The woodwork and beams in this Summer Room were originaly Natural Pine, but were almost black with decades of stain and varnish. I grained them in English oak, to give the room a light, modern feel. Here, some beams have been base-coated, and the first stages of Graining has begun on others.

I used natural hollows and indentations in the original wood to paint oak knots in the beam.

The same beam, with painted knots and cracks. FINISH.

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Doors. FINISH

The Art Deco wooden panelling in this sitting room was beyond restoration. I repaired it all, and Grained it in a dark Itallian Walnut to give a striking, visual statement.

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Art Deco panelling. FINISH.

I Grained the interior panels in the highly decorative Burl" or "Burr" figure of walnut, which is extremely rare and highly prized by cabinet makers, who reserve this cut of wood exclusively for panels and small, decorative items. FINISH.

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Sometimes, my skills are called for on somewhat unusual jobs. The woodwork on this Morris Minor Traveller was extensively rotted through in places, resulting in an MOT failure. Compietely replacing a new bespoke Ash frame would cost upwards of 3000. I cut out the rot, then filled with epoxy filler. I then grained this to match the existing Ash, and hand finished all with Yacht varnish. Please visit my restoration page for more details of this job.

Grained, restored, and ready for the road!

This stairway bannister was originaly stained a very dark mahogany. I was asked to Grain it in a light Oak.

Base-coat.

Start of Graining.

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Light or Medium coloured Oak is currently more common, but i was asked to Grain these MDF pannels in a dark Oak, to complement the Victorian setting. The result gave an impressive rich, commanding finish.The MDF is on the right, partialy coated with the base-coat on the left.

Start of the Graining, with the rare and exclusive Quartered Oak being replicated for the panels, an expensive and beautiful cut of wood which would normaly be reserved by the carpenter on real Oak panelling.

Quartered Oak with Heartwood, initial graining.

Finished panelling.

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Finished panelling.