|Project by Greg Wurst||posted 06-28-2009 12:12 AM||1580 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Here’s another mirror in my “journey in wood”. After an oak and sapele mirror this one is cherry. I built it for my sister as a house warming gift. I’m working on a walnut one for my mother currently.
The finish is a Minwax Cherrywood gel stain. This was my first time using a gel stain. It worked, but I’m not sure how much I care for gel stains. They just sit on the wood and don’t really dry very well. They do help to alleviate blotchiness and differences between heart and sapwood. I then sprayed it with 4 coats of Minwax high-gloss polyurethane before rubbing-out the finish with Johnson’s paste wax and 0000 steel wool.
These mirrors look nice and aren’t too hard to build. I get a lot of people interested in having me make one for them. The design isn’t mine, so I’d have to come-up with some variation if I decided to sell any.
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