|Project by Doug||posted 09-19-2014 10:43 PM||761 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
Own design of a colonial bench, built with just pegs and glue, used 41 pegs. Bench is built with imperfections that I allow during construction, then I add many more, some surface areas are left rough, but most are sanded down to a fine state.
Bench size is about 29 1/2 long, a little over 11 wide, and abut 19 1/2 high,
I used Watco Danish Oil, medium walnut per can instructions and was not pleased with it, seemed too dull, so posted a question for advice and received much.
The advice I took was to stay with the Danish Oil and apply additional coats with fine sanding between. I then just added a light coat of wax and buffed it.
The effect I wanted is for it to already appear old, sort of got that after a few attempts.
The swing in the background was an earlier 50th Anniversary project for my wife, red oak, and used a spar varnish for protection.