|Project by bgilb||posted 01-11-2010 04:53 AM||1473 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
I couldn’t wait for the stain to dry before I posted it! This is a present for my girlfriend.
This is my first woodworking project ever. I just recently got a table saw (R4511, love it) and was exciting to make something challenging for my first project. The finger joints turned out pretty good, some places had gaps. The tongue and groove joints I used weren’t that great, they were either too loose or too tight. I was scared to just edge glue the boards, but maybe this wouldn’t have been so bad.The engraving I did with an exacto knife and a dremel carving tool. I used Minwax Red Oak for the stain which I think looks wonderful. The wood used is Red Oak. I don’t think I’m going to use a poly coat, because I like the natural stained look.
I learned a lot on this project. I tried filling the gaps with some wood filler I made, but somehow I didn’t clean it up good enough and now there are blotchy parts which are obvious. I have a lot to learn.
Any helpful tips are welcome! I’m glad to be a part of this community! I have to thank Stevemarin and his videos for sparking my interest in woodworking.