|Project by RussellAP||posted 12-07-2014 10:28 PM||1172 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Just delivered out to my client. These shelves are 4 ft wide by 14 inches deep. The two on the end are 6’ tall and the one in the middle is 8 ft long and 45” high.
One inch square steel frames, very heavy. I had these frames made by Guier Fence, here in town. Great metal workers. They cost $2300 to have made. The shelves are fir 2×4’s. I take the 2x’s and cut off the rounded edge on a table saw, then rip 1 1/4” strips and glue up 9 of them per shelf using side grain up.
Then after sanding with a ‘drill sander’ with some 60G to give the face some swirlies. Then I gave it a tea bath to restore tenons, (fir has no naturally occurring tenons), then a bath in vinegar and water with some steel wool which has soaked in it for no more than 48 hours. After everything is properly greyed out I fill the knots and cracks with walnut gel stain, then a wipe down with two stains mixed, Puritan Pine, and Mahogany, Just a quick wipe with those two, then after they dry, I spray (using a garden insecticide sprayer) the final coat of Arm-R-Seal light brown Dye and wipe it down. Then rag on some satin poly. 20 panels took me about two weeks to complete.
Customers loved it and I saved them a couple thou from the Pottery Barn price of $2100 fro each shelving unit.
Total price came to just over 4k.
Thanks for looking.
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