This is a prayer kneeler I am building for my girlfriend’s mom. She says the rosary every night, and shes been talking about buying one of these. I looked on the internet and the cheapest ones were going for like $150. Granted these were oak kneelers, and the one I’m building is pine, but I figure with a little sanding and a nice finish I can make it pretty nice. Plus so far I’ve only spent about $11 on the wood!
I’m ALMOST done building it. I still have to round off all the edges so they are not so sharp, and after that is all done I need to SAND SAND SAND SAND, and SAND some more!! :)
I’m looking for advice on how to finish it. I know it is ultimately my decision, but I’m wondering how you guys would do it? I’m a novice at finishing, so any advice would be great. I’m sure i need some sort of wood conditioner first because its pine. I’m going for an old church feeling/look. So I’m not sure if I should stain it and then top coat it with something, or put some sort of danish oil on it?? I want to darken the wood, so it doesn’t look so “piney.” i’m going to upholster the kneeling part with some foam and some burgundy fabric as well.
-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!