|Project by jburklow||posted 03-12-2011 02:48 PM||3520 views||28 times favorited||21 comments|
I finally decided to make myself some new office furniture I completed phase one the desk a credenza and a few cabinets are next.. The desk is made from Quarter Sawn White Oak the finish is a formula that I have read about here on LumberJocks and on umpteen other websites I had been using a gel stain mission finish from Rockler which was OK but I wanted to try something more traditional (apart from fuming) and I must admit i am very pleased with the outcome it was a little more work but well worth IMHO. The steps for the finish area as follows in case anyone is interested.
1. Sand everything to 180 grit
2. Dye wood with transfast Dark Mission Brown dye #3274 mixed per mfg. specs
3. Lightly sand with 220 to remove any grain that may have raised (I may raise the grain prior to sying the wood on the next project)
4. Apply one coat of Watco Danish Oil (Light Walnut)
5. Two coats of Zinsser Amber Shellac light sanding with 220 between coats
6. Three coats of Staples Dark Brown paste wax (purchased from Woodcraft)
Thanks for taking the time to view my post feel free to drop me a note if you have any questions comments are always welcome and appreciated!