|Project by Dave Haynes||posted 04-15-2009 12:22 AM||2221 views||15 times favorited||9 comments|
I made two what I call hallway benches for my daughters for Christmas last year. My oldest daughter wanted a black finish and the younger daughter wanted a cherry finish. I used poplar to make both of the benches and then selected an ebony stain for the black bench. I mixed a light oak gel stain with a cabernet gel stain for the cherry bench…...all Minwax brand. The third picture is what the benches looked like prior to the finishes being applied.
I think they turned out fairly decent and so did the girls (but they’re biased). I have a more lengthy and more detailed article about these benches on my website if you care to read it at: http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com/Hallbench.php
-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com