Okay as promised here are the results….. I’m very happy
Here is a picture after I took the clamps off. So far so good.
Here is the star planed and sanded flat. Lookin good
The weather is nice and I have time. Why don’t I just prep the top for finish. Here is the top sanded to 320 and 400 on the endgrain.
With the balcony cleaned here goes the first taste of oil. Danish oil makes everything pop. This was probably my favorite part of this project.
And after a night to dry, still looks good.
Well there you go guys. I would say it is a success. Thanks for the kind words and I hope someone will be willing to try this themselves and maybe use some information presented here.
Let me know what you think.