|Project by Stephen||posted 09-29-2010 11:12 PM||2342 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
Hi everyone, I hope you all like this one. I was little disappointed by dark stain on the very wormiest part of the bench top, it was’nt apparent till I had already cut the board and skimmed off a thin pass on the planer. This is from 1 board that was 1×13x89. This board was from an old house in West Virginia. I really enjoyed making this bench because I didnt have to do a lot of prep work on the lumber(it was flat and bone dry), also the bench dimensions were right out of a book by John Shea “Making Authentic Shaker Furniture”, that let me concentrate on extracting all the pieces from this 1 board(there was not much scrap left). I finished this on september 8th, it took more hours to apply the finish than to build it. The color of the bare wood is a medium oak, so I was trying to mute the dark stains with the color I used. First coat is a dye in early american, with golden oak pigment stain on top of that. The finish is gloss spar urethane. This will be used for sitting in front of the fireplace on those really cold days and will hold 2 persons. Thanks for viewing and commenting.
-- Stephen, West Virginia