|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 10-11-2010 02:57 AM||1717 views||3 times favorited||16 comments|
This is a bar I made for my daughter’s house a few years ago when I was younger and stronger. She entertains a lot so it was a needed piece of furniture. It is red oak finished with Zar 120 Stain and gloss polyurethane.
I had to bring in the glass blocks and install them in her house. I would not want to have to move it now!! It has a flourescent light under the top in the front to light up the blocks- seen in the second pic.
I learned a lesson on finishing the top. When it says to wait 5 days to recoat sprayed on Poly- you must wait the full five days!! Guys read directions only after a problem!! I had brushed on 8 coats of poly and wet sanded them all. They were recoated the next day. To finish off the top to a flawless finish, I wanted to spray on the last four coats. The first one was nice but when I sprayed on the second coat the next day, it wrinkled up the whole top. I was sick!!!!
After lots of sanding, I got it back up to 12 coats waiting 5 days between sprayed coats and that came out fine.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!