Ash Nightstand #3: Small addition

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Blog entry by TheCaver posted 02-29-2008 05:39 AM 1208 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Finishing and Top Glueup Part 3 of Ash Nightstand series Part 4: Completed Nightstand »

Not a full blown entry, more of a followup to part 2 but here is the night stand with 3 coats of waterlox original and 1 coat of a 75/25 mix waterlox satin/original. I knocked off the nibs after the first 3 coats with 0000 steel wool…..

I’ve also included a pic of the Solar Lux for Chico. One word of warning though. If you really want a true black piece with no thin spots etc and have a few (?!) extra bucks, use Speedball india ink for this treatment. I only used the Solar Lux because this is a prototype and I had it left over from the bookcase test. India ink requires less coats and is MUCH blacker. The only caveat is that you MUST pre-raise the grain and sand or else the waterbased india ink will do it for you!

Anyway, here are the pics…..nothing new really….

Edit: PS. I guess I should be fair to the Solar Lux, you can get a decent black from this stuff, but expect to use at least 4-5 coats minimum. Mileage may vary….


Nice medium sheen

Somehow, I managed to ding the leg :( , its still black, the flash caught the dent…..

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

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#1 posted 02-29-2008 04:13 PM

WOW, that grain really pops. I like it.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 03-01-2008 04:22 AM

Thanks for the pic. I am afraid that if I messed with that stuff I would end up the same color as your night stand. My wife won’t let me in the house when I am meesing with stain till I pass the it’s all dried on test.

Nice effect. I like where it is going.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#3 posted 03-01-2008 09:57 AM

Man that does make the grain pop. I like it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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