|Project by Dusty56||posted 01-23-2010 03:14 AM||5948 views||8 times favorited||12 comments|
A Christmas gift for my wonderful friend Patricia : )
I tried to convince her to just use Pine and she could stain it to match the rest of her interior trim , but nothing doing …..she had to have the real thing !! Well , I’m glad that she insisted now : )
I had been saving this piece of Walnut for “future” projects because it was an inch thick and just skip planed.
I dressed it fully and was pleasantly surprised at the many colors and sweet grain patterns that had been mostly hidden .
I gave her the choice of Antique Brass or Brushed Nickel (same design) and we both decided that the BN was a nice contrast to the Walnut…The AB just kind of blended in and was almost boring to look at. LOL The hooks were intentionally offset to showcase the grain and make it unique at the same time.
Anyway , the thickness of the piece allowed me to use the full profile of a new bit that I had purchased some time ago. : ) I made a slight chamfer on the back side as well. Sanded to 220 grit and applied three coats of Waterlox Original…...the finish came out perfectly although the pictures don’t do it justice….the depth of the finish is pretty amazing for only three coats and almost looks professional : ) When viewed from the front , it looks very rich without being glossy , but if you look at it from an angle ,it reflects everything as seen in the fourth picture…the reflection of the hooks looks as though they were sinking into water….LOL…
As always , your comments are more than welcome…good or bad : )
Now if she can decide what color to paint her wall , I’ll be able to hang the rack before coat season is over : )
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