|Project by SawTooth1953||posted 05-11-2009 07:28 AM||1556 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This was a collaborative effort: my wife made the stained glass panel and I made the frame and stand. (I was pretty sure my mother would have a hard time hanging it in the window of her high-rise apartment, so I made the stand.)
The frame and stand are aspen and oak. I don’t know what made me reach for the Light Oak stain instead of the Natural Danish Oil, but as soon as I saw the Aspen turn brown, I wished I didn’t do it. Once some of the aspen was stained, I couldn’t stop… but I did try wiping it with mineral spirits… I suppose some stain came out from the aspen. I intended all along to have the aspen stand out between the oak layers… oh, well. After the stain dried, I sprayed on the shellac (to contain the stain odor). When that was set, the very last step was to glue the stained glass panel between the front and back finished frame halves.
-- Spence in Skokie, IL