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Blog entry by dub560 posted 08-22-2010 03:02 AM 1683 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

starting to look a bit decent with some stain on it. Just updating my progress…I’m a bit anxious to finish this one

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RonPeters

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#1 posted 08-22-2010 03:27 AM

That’s looking really good! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

Is that a traditional mahogany stain color? Maybe shoot it outside in the early morning sun when it’s done to get the real color?

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#2 posted 08-22-2010 04:05 AM

Love the color!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 08-22-2010 04:33 AM

Just got caught up with your progress. very nice project indeed. What type of stain are you using? The color looks real nice.

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#4 posted 08-22-2010 04:40 AM

Nice color…..........................Schloemoe

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#5 posted 08-22-2010 04:50 AM

Looks good.

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#6 posted 08-22-2010 05:44 AM

Thanks guys….Ron I used minwax Brazilian gel stain just to get some uniformity to the project. I also used watco’s danish oil /walnut stain to brown it a little b’cuz it was to red for me. I’m glad that you like the color thou
gh. The oil is taking forever to dry

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#7 posted 08-22-2010 12:58 PM

This is looking pretty good. I can empathize with you about wanting to get the dresser completed. At this stage in a project I really start getting anxious to see the “finished” piece.

A long drying time is one of the challenges with Watco’s danish oil. It contains raw linseed oil, rather than boiled linseed oil, which takes quite a while to cure. Just be patient. :)

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dub560

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#8 posted 08-26-2010 06:56 PM

i must say out of everything that i’ve done finishing is the most difficult because it takes up so much time and effort to achieve the look you’re after. these drawers for instance are just finished polyed to get that highend look

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#9 posted 08-26-2010 06:56 PM

posted twice by mistake

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