|Project by SteveL||posted 01-31-2008 11:31 PM||2729 views||14 times favorited||19 comments|
This has been in bits and pieces in my shop for about two years now but I completed it just after Christmas. So it was late by two weeks! It is follows Harvey Ellis’ design for Gustav Stickley, though it has modern hardware and lacks the backsplash of the Stickley #802. It is solid Pennsylvania black cherry throughout, excepting drawer sides and runner frame of poplar. Finish is linseed oil, Olympic “merlot” oil stain (Linda’s choice), three coats of thinned Zissner amber shellac, followed by four coats (top has 5) of thinned Minwax brand fast-drying polyurethane. Rubbed out with Butcher’s Amber Wax with 0000 steel wool.