|Project by mnorusis||posted 12-17-2009 02:20 AM||1422 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
These are Christmas presents for my son’s teachers at school. The best part of the project was how excited my 5 year old son was to help. He glued and clamped everything together (the banding and then the main pieces) and also sanded on the oil/varnish finish.
They are curly maple and walnut, and the last one is Mahogany with Maple accents. I love how curly maple shimmers when finished.
The finish is a mix of equal parts BLO, Tung Oil and Glossy Poly with a cap full of japan dryer, sanded on at 400 grit and wiped off 30 minutes later. Then 6 coats of spray on Semi-Gloss Deft on the front and 3 on the back.