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Live edge, floating cedar shelves

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Project by TimHopson posted 03-12-2018 07:34 PM 700 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In-laws gave me a live edge cedar plank which I sanded and cut. The idea was to create floating shelves that would serve as night stands. I used wine crates as shelf supports to add some storage underneath.
The resin LOOKS fantastic but it’s not quite what I had in mind. I was hoping for a harder, slick surface. What I achieved was a hard surface that…well…it isn’t tacky or sticky…but it isn’t ‘bar-top’ slick, either.
This was the finished product:

So my process was:
cut and sand 60-120-320).

and then a coat of BLO.

sanded that with 320 and then a few coats (cheap brushes and cold weather…streaks) of shellac

then coated them (I left the bark on because I liked the look) with resin

-- Converting quality wood into kindling since 2014!





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swirt

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#1 posted 03-13-2018 01:33 AM

Looks good. You may find the resin continues to cure…. or not. Rub it down with furniture wax, you may find that gets you to the slick surface you are looking for.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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TimHopson

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#2 posted 03-13-2018 03:38 PM

thanks for the tip! I’ll give it a try!


Looks good. You may find the resin continues to cure…. or not. Rub it down with furniture wax, you may find that gets you to the slick surface you are looking for.

- swirt


-- Converting quality wood into kindling since 2014!

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 03-13-2018 04:30 PM

Very pretty.

I have been a fan of cedar fora LONG time!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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UncleBuck

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#4 posted 03-13-2018 04:50 PM

very nice i work alot with cedar puuurdy stuff.

-- Terry Uncle Buck Carvins "woodworking minus patience equals firewood "

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