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Project by 12strings posted 11-16-2011 05:36 AM 3201 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece was commissioned by my pastor, and now sits in his office.

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!





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#1 posted 11-20-2011 09:15 PM

I am wondering what the material and finish is on this piece? The color looks very close to what I get with amber shellac, but yours seems a lot more shiny. I haven’t gotten the hang of shiny yet…..

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#2 posted 11-21-2011 02:18 AM

Here’s what I did, to the best of my Memory:

(the wood is all Pine, so not this color at all)
1. Stained it with one coat of Dark walnut stain
2. Brushed on two coats of Minwax Polyshades Pecan Gloss (combo stain and Poly). [the pecan gloss is a pretty light color, so it lets the walnut show through pretty well, but does alter it some. I only did this because I had both of those, and knew I wanted it darker than the pecan, and I also did not have any clear polyeurathane to use.] (I sanded lightly between the poly coats, but I don’t think I did much after the last coat)
3. I brushed on a third coat of (poly/pecan) on the top only, since I knew it might get used as a writing surface.

So long story short, I staned it a dark color, then put a ligher color of Combo stain/poly over that…mostly because that’s what I had lying around.

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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#3 posted 11-21-2011 04:30 AM

That’s great. Anytime I have tried to stain pine with a dark color it gets all blotchy, but that doesn’t look that way at all. Thanks for the info.

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