|Project by jsquared||posted 10-16-2010 09:40 PM||3091 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
At long last I have finished the shoe storage bench for the hallway in our house. Here are a few pictures of it. The top is stained pecan with at least 6 coats of polyurethane – General Finishes High Performance Top Coat – water based. The rest was painted with a flat brick/barn red paint and then distressed with the hammer, sand paper and assorted bits of hardware. I then put on a brown glaze (General Finishes Van Dyke Brown) with a foam brush and wiped it off with a rag and smeared it some with a paint brush. There is one coat of polyurethane between the paint and the glaze as recommended by the glaze manufacturer to prevent bleeding. I topped it off with 2 coats of polyurethane (same General Finishes as above). The handles are a black iron handle from Lowe’s.
Case construction is birch plywood with pocket holes. The front face frame is poplar also joined with pocket holes. I used the KV8450 full extension soft-close slides and am only moderately pleased with them. I still have some adjusting to do to get them working properly.
Thanks for looking and providing comments and feedback.
-- Jsquared, Texas