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Round Kitchen Counter Project. #5: Staining and Waterlox finish

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Blog entry by Jeff posted 08-27-2015 11:06 AM 713 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Finely got around to staining and finishing the top; kinda forced into it do to our annual corn roast where friends and family from all over the country get together and the wife put her foot down and said we need a place to site for meals plus I needed to make bar stools as well.

This counter top has sat unfinished for more than 5 months with many temperature and humidity changes so I think acclamation was complete. These first few pics are of the top re-sanded and wet down for grain raising as we had planned to dye the top and not stain it, after ordering the dye colors and testing them we decided none of them were to our liking.

While deciding whether to leave the countertop clear or stain it; bar stools went into production, not figuring they would be permanent we decided to stain them, so I took all the left over cans of minwax and dumped them together and stained the stools, the wife liked the color so much she decided to stain the countertop the same color, so there you have it. :-)

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As usual, pics never do justice but you get the gist. :-)
The inner counter will be poured in place concrete.

Thank you for stopping by!!

Cheers – Jeff

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Jeff

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#1 posted 08-27-2015 11:28 AM

O yah, wanted to say something about the waterlox.

Found the product to be easy to apply, sprayed the first coat because of being afraid of lifting the stain, but after that I used a wool applicator 4×8” and seemed to work very well.

Humidity was quite high so it did take about 30 hours between coats.

Applied two coats, sanded with 320 and applied 2 more, still have the satin layer to apply but will do one more of the original before, so there will be 6 coats total.

Starting to look a bit plasticy, which the manufacture said it wouldn’t, little disappointed with that! :-(

Hope it lives up to it reputation! :-)

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 08-27-2015 11:52 AM

Long time ago. But good to see. Fantastic look.

And the CNC?:)

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#3 posted 08-27-2015 12:01 PM



Long time ago. But good to see. Fantastic look.

And the CNC?:)

- Dutchy

Thanks Dutchy.

CNC is on hold for the timer being, to many projects and not enough time, hoping this winter will give some time to that project. its going to take a bit more than a thousand dollars for the mechanical parts with software and looking to save some dollars for a skid steer come spring so a hard choice. :-( :-)

Thanks for stopping by!!

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#4 posted 08-27-2015 02:42 PM

This is just out standing work.
Looks great!!!

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#5 posted 08-29-2015 09:26 PM



This is just out standing work.
Looks great!!!

- htl

Thanks htl!

It was fun but lengthy. Cheers.

-- To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

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