Quilt stand for daughter

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Project by Kathy posted 07-14-2010 01:15 AM 1406 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the project that I was using Tung Oil on and had such issues with. It must have 8+ coats on it to get the finish that I wanted. I am not sure that many coats of anything is worth the result. The hot/humid weather did not help with the process.

It is made of red oak, with Varathane Summer Oak stain, with Minwax Tung Oil Finish.

All in all I am happy with how this turned out and hope daughter likes it as her birthday present.

-- curious woodworker

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#1 posted 07-14-2010 02:22 AM

I am sure your daughter will be proudly displaying her quilts on it! Nice work on this.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 07-14-2010 02:31 AM

Nice looking quilt stand. The finish looks very touchable and worth the extra effort you put into it.

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#3 posted 07-14-2010 04:15 AM

Really nice project. Good work. Getting ready to make another Q-Rack myself

What went wrong with the tung oil? I love tung oil and use it a lot. Just trying to learn from your experience. I use it 50-50 with mineral spirits for the first 2-3 coats, then 1 or 2 coats with 75% TO, then one last , very light coat with 100% pure. A little steel wool towards the end coats. I hate finishing and like how forgiving TO is.

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#4 posted 07-14-2010 10:42 AM

Can’t wrong with oak! Looks great I’m sure she will love it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 07-14-2010 01:31 PM


The Tung Oil is just so labor intensive for the same finish I could have had with a poly. And sometimes it took two or three days to dry (due to weather I am sure), so it took forever to finish. It’s probably just my lack of patience.

I was just using the Minwax stuff, which I found out isn’t pure Tung Oil so maybe that made the difference.

-- curious woodworker

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#6 posted 07-17-2010 03:52 PM

Hey Kathy, nice quilt rack. I haven’t used tung oil yet but i have heard that the pure stuff is a lot better. I usually use danish oil and last year I found Tried and True danish oil and really really like that stuff.

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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