|Project by Jim Crockett (USN Retired)||posted 07-08-2010 03:22 AM||1764 views||10 times favorited||21 comments|
First project made for myself other than shop projects: a valet made of American Elm stock graciously sent to me by LJ member Paul Miller a couple of years ago. If you check my projects, you’ll see that this is my second valet – the first was given to my grandson. Stained with MinWax Pecan stain to provide some color. All of the staining and most of the topcoating, except for the very outside surfaces, was completed before assembly – would have been too difficult to stain and finish the insides after assembly. Applied two coats of gloss GF ArmorSeal followed by a final coat of satin ArmorSeal. Completed with a coat of wax. Leather lining for the top piece and bottoms of the drawer and rear three compartments – leather I had sitting around: my dad used to be foreman of the cutting room in a leather factory and later a leather buyer. The pull was one of a set I got on ebay for kitchen cabinets and I thought it went quite well.
Comments and questions welcome; sarcastic remarks accepted.
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