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Cherry platform bed #4: Oil applied, coming down the home stretch

1304 days ago by TheBarrister | 0 comments »

Three nice coats of Watco Danish oil applied to each piece, being extra careful not to get any on the parts to be glued. Not quite careful enough, because I did get a little oil on one tenon and slightly into two mortises. Hopefully, I ‘ll be able to clean it up well enough with some denatured alcohol and minimal sanding. Here are the two footboard posts, along with two cross pieces for the headboard. I apply the oil with #0000 steel wool, rubbing it in well, then wipe up the excess. To give it a deeper color I mixed 5 parts clear finish with 1 part red mahogany, and it gave me a nice rich color that suits the cherry well. Here are the two main pieces for the headboa...

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