|Project by mnorusis||posted 08-18-2010 05:18 AM||1529 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
About 4 months ago it was decided that our old (9 years) target desk needed to be replaced, and this wall in the office would be perfect for a long desk and a couple of shelves, with light wood being requested for both.
About 2 months ago I finished and hung the shelves and milled the wood for the desk. At that point the project sat for 2 months and I was just able to get back to it 2 weeks ago.
Most of the time I’m able to take pictures that make my projects look better than they are, but for this one the pictures actually don’t do the desktop justice.
The finish is spray deft lacquer for the shelves and 6 coats of deft brushing lacquer for the desk, wet sanded to 320, then #0000 steel wool w/ johnson’s paste wax for a final perfect satin finish (it may be a bit higher than satin actually).
Prior to the lacquer, I sanded the desk through 600, and even without anything on it I could see the reflection of the radio clock on my workbench in the desk surface.
I have to say, being the first time working with lacquer and first time needing a “Real” finish, I even surprised myself.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my card scraper, for never meeting a tearout it can’t conquer! It gets the project MVP award this time around.
Not exactly a work of art, but comments and feedback welcome as always!