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Ash Nightstand #2: Finishing and Top Glueup

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Blog entry by TheCaver posted 2248 days ago 1149 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I glued up the drawer tonight and since I cut the back a little short, I decided to use miller dowels on the rear of the drawer with a little glue….This will be plenty strong….

Here is the nightstand with a couple coats of Solar Lux on it…..India Ink would be best, but this stuff is cheaper.
It looks a little grey here, but when you finish it, the color darkens up.

Here is the drawer with Solar Lux (3 coats) and one coat of Waterlox. A little cleanup is left on the maple.

Here is the carcase with 2 coats of Solar Lux and 1 coat of Waterlox. I will add one more coat of Waterlox original tomorrow night, and follow that with 2 coats of a 75/25 mixture of Waterlox original and Waterlox Satin to knock the sheen down just a bit. The drawer innards will get a couple coats of plain shellac.

More dovetail shots

I glued up 3 planks of Sapele for the top

Remaining will be to buy some more ash for the removable lower shelf and ebonize it, sand, shellac, and mount the Sapele top, and complete the finishing schedule on the drawer and carcase.

-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan



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gizmodyne

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#1 posted 2248 days ago

Looking good. Are you going for an almost ebony look?

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TheCaver

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#2 posted 2248 days ago

More of a black ‘Pottery Barn’ look. The ash I have has borer tracks in it, otherwise I would stain it a deep honey color…..

JC

-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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ChicoWoodnut

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#3 posted 2248 days ago

SolarLux. What is it and where do you get it? That looks ebonized.

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TheCaver

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#4 posted 2248 days ago

Woodcraft is where I found it. I’ll take a pic of the bottle and post it tonight…..

JC

-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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jcees

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#5 posted 2248 days ago

NIce work, JC. I like the black stuff too. Makes the “show” wood pop.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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Mario

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#6 posted 2248 days ago

that is very nice looking. It looks like ebony.Nice work

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