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Sofa Table from tension wood #6: more finishing work

06-23-2018 07:17 PM by cathyb | 8 comments »

Another week has slipped past. I take my time when I finish a piece. Koa is an opened pored wood, so it takes multiple coats to fill those pores. I could have used the sealer, much like the top and shelf, but it gives me pleasure to lay down a coat of finish, sand with fine sand paper and repeat multiple times. This might sound odd to some, but after the effort, I want to feel the piece I created. After all these years, with so many different coating materials, I like the results from General finishes. I use the oil-based semi gloss for all my work these days. I rarely use a stain, but this time to address the negative and positive faces of my book-matched wood, I was happy to ...

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