Murphy Bed #11: Sanded and Stained Outer Case Parts

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Blog entry by Gene47 posted 04-24-2009 09:35 PM 1328 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Outside Cabinet Verticals, Headboard, & Header Part 11 of Murphy Bed series Part 12: Spray Gun Practice »

Well this morning I got out to the shop and sanded all of the outer case sides, headboard, and header.

Then after sweeping the shop real good and then running the shop vac I let the air cleaner run for about an hour.

I then cleaned off all the parts once again and got out the stain and put a coat of stain on everything.

Outer Case Stained

Outer Case Stained 2

All that’s left to do now is let it dry and I will be ready to start something new for me and that is spraying lacquer.

I have several test pieces as well as a lot of cardboard to practice on before I start working on my finished pieces.

-- Gene Miller - it only took me 3 days 9 hours and 28 minutes to get that top flat!

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#1 posted 04-25-2009 12:28 PM

Here is a quick suggestion on future ones. One of the bottle necks in woodworking is finishing especially if you have double sided items. If you have a stain coat and two finish coats, that’s 6 times you’d have to mess with each piece. I try to put as much double sided pieces on stands.

Here are some examples
Verticals on stands

Headboard and center sections

It also makes some pieces easier to move because they are on skids and I just pull the skid.

It looks great. Seems like it is all coming together nicely. Can’t wait for the finish product.

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#2 posted 04-26-2009 12:41 AM

Chris, How do you attache the pieces to that stands? do you screw them to the end of the pieces?

I guess you have been doing this for a while so it looks like you have it figured out but I would be afraid that I would hit one and split the end out of it were screwed to that stand like that.

-- Gene Miller - it only took me 3 days 9 hours and 28 minutes to get that top flat!

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