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Multimedia furniture by Myana Multimedia furniture by Myana
Multimedia furniture in oak


Material: Veneer on MDF

Finish: none, the customer didn't want any. Who the f*ck said the customer is always right?!

Time: 7 hours


UPDATE:
I have replaced the 'fake-background-photoshoped-photo' to the original-messy-background-photo.
I might give the background a new try when my finger have healed..
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:iconafsar92:
afsar92 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Myana,
Can I use your few furniture images for my graphics item (brochure)... I will not deliver your images, just for preview purpose... The image holder places will be blanked in main downloadable files....
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STEEEEve100 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
background is what makes it honest, and really not that messy, you should see my shop lol
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:iconkarliz:
karliz Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Thats a really nice piece of furniture!
Makes me jealous that i can't make something like that :)
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you!
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:iconzentin1:
zentin1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Opps, Sorry. After actually reading your description I see you used oak. hehe
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:iconzentin1:
zentin1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Indeed, well done. I like to make cabinet furniture as well. What kinda laminate did you use? Hope the customer changed their mind about finishing it.
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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:iconrockbarnes:
RockBarnes Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Hello Myana,

I just discovered you today :D

About the customer not wanting a finish - most likely I would have wanted it that way, too, if it's oak. My grandfather was a carpenter and there some pieces of oak wood in the house, after he died about 45 years ago. Oak ages in a very beautiful way, these pieces have a very nice brown tone now, even without touching. And the surface is tough/rigid/hard, I don't know how to say it - it's not impossible to scratch it, but difficult, and scratches do not damage the beauty of the surface. Other furniture surfaces seem to get "scars that never heal" from scratches, the oak just gets "wrinkles" at most, if you know I mean.

Since I don't know much about working with wood nowadays (I just like it around me) - is there some kind of finish that keeps an oak surface clean but does not prevent it from aging in the way it does when it is unprotected? If not, I would opt for "no finish" for sure.
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Myana Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oak contains an acid, tannin, that gives you black fingers if it's unprotected. A simple coat of oil prevents that and will protect the wood and allow it to age beautiful - which it wont unprotected.

I can only guess what it is, but an polish made out of oil doesn't scratch as it sinks into the wood and protects it from there. The downside - if you spill red wine you gotta wipe it up fast as it also can sink down into the pores. But what I like with oil is the natural feel it gives.

A varnish lies on top of the wood, sealing it. You can spill whatever and it wont stain - but it's a little more "plastic" feel and the varnish can get scratches.


Hope that explain the differences and it was this kind of info you was looking for =P
and you understand how bad it is to leave such a furniture with no finish... :D
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:iconrockbarnes:
RockBarnes Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
Thank you very much for explaining! I did not know about what oil could do in such a case - thank you! Hmm, I should try using oil om wood.

Some varnish seems to darken when it's exposed to sun light after some years - the walls of my old flat were covered with light wood which had a perotective layer of "clear" varnish on it, and meanwhile it nearly looks like a different kind of wood - except where some furniture protected it from the sun light... >_<
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creaturecorp Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
This looks fantastic. It's works like these that make me wish I was good at carpentry. :)
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! :)
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Sampdoria Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Im designing a shelf for my 1001 books, its getting the right finish thats bothering me... apart from the eventual cost. :)
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
good luck
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:iconmoebelbau:
Moebelbau Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
well done furniture and nice natural background ;-)
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
=P
Thank you!!
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Glori305 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
I have to go with the others that said the background wasn't noticeable, wouldn't have looked at it twice if you hadn't said anything.
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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spiderdijon Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
very sleek and crisp - I like your style!
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you!! :)
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Moebelbau Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
hi myana, what about your finger? i hope there is nothing really bad.
for shure you have a stabile personality, so i I beg to inform you what i feel:
in the case you have to represent this furniture, i think the pic is a bit weird. the furniture is nice and interesting segmented.
also the background i feel ok, but the white border looks in the first moment like bad siliconed. good cutted out is one thing but maybe a real but bad background is better, so you can see in one moment it is a real piece and not (as i thought first ) a virtual furniture.
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Myana Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey! The finger is feeling better, thank you!

Thank you kindly for your input! I appreciate it!
The cut out part was actaully really hard to do with the bandaids. I agree with you that it certainly isn't the best job. I'll probably switch out the photo to the original one, until my finger is better and try again if I can do a better job.

Don't want people to think it's all computer made!!
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Moebelbau Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
best wishes for recovery soon.
be careful with engines they bite
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caio Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
yes the back looks super weird. but the work is really cool. reminds of my mothers living room. she likes those thick wood furnitures...

hey why people is using mdf more then anything nowadays?
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Myana Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you!
I've changed the photo to the original, let's hope that is better

I wouldn't call this a thick wood furniture - everything but the top is 19mm and the top is 30mm
mdf is pretty good for many reasons - it's cheap, durable, you can either paint it or add veneer on and the mdf isn't affected and turns into a S or C. when veneering, mdf is in my opninion the best material to use for core/center and least time-consuming
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:iconcaio:
caio Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Photographer
cool. thanks for the tip... I specially like it like that.

I live this website here in Brasil. They built the furniture and sell only over this site... look at the pictures... [link]

see ya
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LadyBlacksword Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008   Digital Artist
I like the furniture. But the background is supersuper weird. I'd rather see the shop/mess.
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks for your input!
I've decided to replace the photo to the original - if you want to, take a look and let me know if it's better :)
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LadyBlacksword Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008   Digital Artist
Much better! And your shop isn't near the mess mine is...
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
this is the clean corner
:P
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:iconrzero:
rzero Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
I love it, I want one
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
ooh, thank you!

haha, just place an order then! :P
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EssiesJewels Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ooooooooooooooo


aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

i want one! LOL :) seriously don't have any storage space here.... *sigh*
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha, thank you!!
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minami63 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008   General Artist
Hopefully the customer is into multicolored furniture because that's exactly what they're going to have after enough things touch this. Body oil, moisture, boy, unless they're going to keep this in a hermetically sealed box, this going to look really interesting in no time at all!
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's what I told the customer - I argued with him for a good half hour but he wanted it this way and was very stubborn....
:no:
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minami63 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008   General Artist
Well, you warned him, so he can't say he didn't know what would happen when things start changing color!
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Akai-Ink Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really? Not even a clear lacquer? I guess there's no accounting for taste....
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha, I know, it's crazy!!
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Akai-Ink Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, I suppose the client could have had someone in mind to do the finishing....
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sE3 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Student
no finish? nothing? hopefully the customer wont place any metal objects on it. oak is changing the color there, right?
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
nothing!! I argued with the customer for about half an hour about it, but he wanted it 'raw'

The oak will change just by touching it over the time
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Mercunix Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work on the media center. The background does look strange as it has multiple light sources along with shadows that don't match the furniture.
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you!

I know what you mean, I'll see if I can do something about it or maybe I'll just use the non-photoshoped version. Thanks for your input!
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Zoge Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I only pray they never set anything remotely wet on or near it. )8

The background looks fine though. :>

Great work!
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you!

yeah, that's completely insane, not to have any finish on :nod:
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STEEEEve100 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
i clear all of my stuff even if they don't want it you just sand down the final clear and it looks natural but resists wear and seals the wood a little
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cl2007 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
looks fine - except maybe for the edges of the furniture is a little wavy.... not bad for an injured finger though :D
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:iconmyana:
Myana Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you!

yeah, it was hard to work with my laptops mouse-pad thinige (dont know the correct word) with the bandaids on :)
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xodropdeadox Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
That's a nice piece... If it was deeper it would be prefect for keeping my printmaking paper and finished prints...
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