At long last, the sofa is complete. :) I glued the ends and rails at Greg’s house because it was much easier to move in individual pieces. The back rest is attached to the ends by steel pegs. The design was inspired by Stickley’s O...
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The good news is that I got the second coat of polyurethane on everything today and Jeff Jewitt’s finish is a winner in my book. It looks great, at least to me. ;) So without further adieu: Now, the bad news, G...
I’m really close now. This is with the first coat of satin polyurethane. Jewitt recommends only 2 coats of the poly, but GF says 3. I think I will go with 2 and evaluate, but I am hoping that 2 will be adequate. This is the most involved...
I sanded again with 320G, then applied the Brown Mahogany Gel Stain. Jewitt says to let it dry for 36-48 hours, but the can indicated 12-24 hours drying time. The shop is about 65° and 50% RH so I will try sanding tomorrow with 400G to see if I ge...
This morning I scuff sanded all the parts with 320G, then applied the Seal-a-Cell to everything. That needs to dry over night, so I was done for today on this project. Here is a pic of a portion of the front rail with only the TT dye: T...