|Project by CreekWoodworker||posted 04-30-2011 04:01 PM||8515 views||24 times favorited||22 comments|
I started this project in late November ‘10 and put the final finish on in April ‘11. It took a little longer than I planned but this project presented me with a lot of challenges to line up all the joints. The bench top and legs are made out of 8/4 Cherry. The shoe rack and side panels are walnut. I finished it with one coat of 1 lb shellac as a sanding sealer followed by eight coats of thinned poly (50/50) and buffed with bri wax. I thinned the poly so that I could wipe it on rather then brush. I was concerned that a brush would catch on the corners on the rack and unload too much poly.
I made this for my wife, but after seeing it finished she thinks its to nice to put shoes on… She makes sure shoes are dry before putting them on the rack.
-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction