|Project by Richard W. Hyman Jr||posted 09-17-2014 02:43 AM||1518 views||6 times favorited||13 comments|
First off, my thanks to Jay from Jays Custom Creations for explaining woodworking in a way that makes you think “Hey, I think I can do that!”. And for sharing plans and projects on his website. This bench I made for my wife is from one of those shared projects.
Second, I have had every intention of staining and finishing this thing, but my wife is stuck trying to figure out what to do. She’s doesn’t like what the “green” from the pressure treating does to the stain on test pieces of lumber (gives most of it a yellowish/green tint), but she doesn’t want to paint because she doesn’t want to cover up the grain and the knots. So any suggestions you guys have would be greatly appreciated.
This was another great learning project. Very straight forward and great lessons in the convenience of having a cut list up front. Prior to this I had been doing the inexperienced woodworker thing of measure, cut, fit, next board…. And having the cut list first made all the difference in the world in time savings and efficiency!
Thanks for looking and as always, any comments, critiques, or suggestions on ways I can grow or improve are always welcome! (Especially finishing suggestions for this one! ;) )
-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams