Why buy it when you can make it! #24: Storage Crates [Part 5] - Do you want to do some special painting with daddy?

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Blog entry by paxorion posted 11-16-2014 02:26 AM 1825 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Braving the cold weather today meant I was able to finish sanding and apply the stain. Rather than spending the time staining on my own, I asked my daughter if she wanted to do some “special painting” with daddy. So off we went to apply the first coat of stain. All that arts and crafts time with mommy must have paid off cause this 3 year old did an awesome job. I decided to try Rustoleum Ultimate Wood Stain and was surprised to see acceptable blotching. The 1-2 hour re-coat time was also a nice perk. I think I may have found my inexpensive finish of choice. After bed time, I applied the second coat to get the color my wife wanted (she was OK with just stain on the outside.

Next up, applying the polyurethane. For this project, I’m going for Rustoleum Ultimate Polyurethane. Hopefully, I’ll be able to give a thumbs up on that product too.

-- paxorion

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#1 posted 11-16-2014 06:07 PM

Pretty fancy Storage Crates and they have a Green and Green (sort of) look to them.

I am a huge fan of keeping the youngsters active in the shop, at any level.

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len.
Work Safely and have Fun.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 11-17-2014 01:11 AM

Thanks GrandpaLen. My wife is happy so far, and has ordered 8 more of them. I figure I’ll see how these first 4 handle the test of time before making the next 8 (and maybe +4 as replacements to these 8).

-- paxorion

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