|Project by Todd A. Clippinger||posted 05-01-2009 08:18 PM||61902 views||30 times favorited||43 comments|
This banquette is made of a poplar frame and plywood panels. It has a toe-kick heater under the left half and two drawers, one 3 foot and one 4 foot long. Yes, those are very long drawers that make for lots of storage!
The paint is Pittsburgh Manor Hall oil base. It flows out and self levels beautifully. I sprayed on the first couple of light coats in the shop then did the installation. After the install was complete, I caulked it all in and brushed on the final coat. Spraying leaves an automotive like paint job that is really smooth. Brushing the final coat allows the homeowner to make touch-ups with a brush and they will not be obvious.
The table top is made of curly maple and the angle is cut to accommodate the traffic pattern.
A local upholstery shop made the cushions.
The finish that I used is ML Campbell’s Krystal which is a conversion varnish. That means I have to figure out how much I need to use and activate it by mixing in the catalyst. This also means that I need to plan on using it all within about 12 hours once it is activated.
It is easy to handle and looks pro when applied. It is rated for use on table tops and cabinetry for the kitchen and bathroom. That means it is very durable.
The stain is Sherwin Williams BAC wiping stain in black walnut. The BAC wiping stains flash off fast. They are rated to dry and be top coated in about 30 minutes. This is dramatically faster than Minwax, Behr, or most other stains which have a dry time of 24 hours.
I highly recommend looking into the wiping stains from Sherwin or ML Campbell. They also have a line that dries in 2 hours. If your woodworking on nights and weekends I recommend these products.
Peace, Love, and Woodworking
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com