So here is post #2 of my bed construction series.
After a tough week (was knocked down by the influenza for a few days), I managed to finish all of the building work on this bed. I must admit that I am very pleased with the results. The only thing left is to:
-Fine sand some of the rougher areas
-Apply the finish
As a matter of fact, I am no expert in finishing techniques, so I am asking LJ: What finish would you use to preserve the natural feel and color of the wood, while using a simple technique (I don’t have a spray gun)?
What I would be going for now, as suggested by an employee from the wood store, is a wipe-on Danish Oil finish (Deftoil – Natural finish) – 3 applications (12 hours between each). It also happens that the woodwhisperer talked about this type of finish in his latest video (107), and I really think I’m gonna go for it. But I’m still interested in hearing from you.
Next post: the finished bed, and transportation to the apartment!
Glueing the detail piece to one of the foot post. The piece is held in place with glue and 2 biscuits.
Same thing on one of the head post. Held in place with 3 biscuits
Another view of the clamping process
Snow started to fall, so I had to bring everything back indoors. The pieces are hard to move with my influenza…
The maple (white) top board is held in place with wood screws, while the Jatoba top is glued to the maple board.
The lovely workshop mess.
The raw bed installed in my brother’s room, just above the garage.
Finally resting in peace on my first real project. What a feeling!