First refinishing project

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Blog entry by kosta posted 07-26-2009 08:16 PM 808 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Yo whats up everybody here are some pictures of my first refinishing project. It is a fish tank stand and I found it in my basement when we moved all the crap out the day before the moving truck came. It is about 5 years old it is made out of oak and pine and I am going to set up a fish tank in the exercise room downstairs. I started off sanding it at 100 then went to 150 then to 220. It was a big ass pain because like say there is a 12 in space instead of a 12 in piece of wood there are 2 6 in pieces and where the 2 come together it is rounded over so I had to hand sand those parts. Now I just have 1 problem is that 90% of it is made out of pine and I had a huge problem with this when I built the desk organizer so im probably going to use shellac probably 2 coats then im going to stain it with the same stain I used for the desk organizer. Which is a mix of red oak and golden pecan probably 3 coats of that then 3 coats of polyurethane. I am going to make this probably 2 episodes of my podcast and those will come out in 2 weeks.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#1 posted 07-26-2009 10:47 PM

Hmm, got some larger pictures? would be nice if one could actually see whats goin’ on in them :)

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#2 posted 07-26-2009 11:06 PM

Hey buddy, re-size the pix in flickr, something like240×320 or so should work.

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#3 posted 07-27-2009 12:46 AM

uh im using flickr give me some time to figure it out

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#4 posted 07-27-2009 03:18 PM

when you upload to flickr, it ussually gives you an option to choose the size that tehy will be loaded at. It ussually defaults to the smallest size (which is stupid in my opinion). maybe this will help you.

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