|Project by MatthewG||posted 12-27-2010 02:31 AM||1289 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This rocker had lived for a while on Washington Island—tip of Door County in Lake Michigan. This is the most humid place I have EVER seen. The rocker was originally finished in a penetrating (non-film forming) finish that had pretty much failed. It had developed a white fungus or mold on the surface—ummm, not at all attractive.
Had to wash it with bleach, sand out the raised grain. It must have four or five different woods in it, I guess chosen for ease of turning or strength. To seal, I used oil-based stain applied several coats of poly finish.
I was amazed at how well it turned out. Uniform color, lots of figure in the wood.
-- Matthew, from beautiful Wisconsin USA