|Project by Michael James||posted 08-26-2010 06:02 AM||1856 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
I built this out of red oak with a multi-step finishing process. I was pretty happy with the build and it went not too bad. Biggest mistake was cutting a 5/4 rail too short – $50 mistake. This was (and will now always be) my last project with S4S lumber – it cost way too much to do it that way.
The finishing process was as follows:
1. A mix of Dark Red Mahogany and Brown Walnut water-based aniline dye
2. Shellac wash coat
3. English Chestnut oil-based stain
4. 3 coats of minwax wipe-on poly
I was really nervous about the finish but really happy with it when it was done. I’m not a huge fan of red oak, but with a nice finish, it’s great.
Thanks for looking.
-- Michael James - www.michaeljames.ca