|Project by Cedar64||posted 12-23-2011 11:23 PM||1429 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Well, it’s getting there. This is the second coat of clear poly, needs one more and i’m hoping that will do, if not, then I will have to go for the forth. There are different areas on the cedar where it just really sucks up the poly and after it drys you can notice the dull spots. The knots really stand out, they look like giant cranberrys, and the cedar has a rich pinkish red color blended in with the natural pine seems to work pretty well. When the lights are dimmer, the cedar shows more of a brownish color.
I had asked an opinion on which color would look better on some sample pieces to some friends, girls, and they voted on the brown. I had some pieces laying aroundfor about a year, aging, and just for laughs I put some clear poly on them and noticed a big difference. So it was a toss up between the aged or the fresh planed cedar. As you can tell you know which I opted for. Besides, the entire room is wood and I wanted a different color instead of brown. Tell me what you think !!! Before I started I had to remove all the sheetrock and a lot of the old insulation to replace with new insulation and I covered it with heavy duty plastic sheeting, 4-mil. My next step is to make the boader out of cedar and mahe like a picture frame effect with a routered cut. I was thinking of doing a second level to drop it down with some crown molding out of cedar to see how it will look. Will see what happens after i get the boader up first, still have to make that yet. If you guys have any sugestions, feel free to let me know. At this point I’m up to any ideas to finish off this project. After this, I have a fairly decent amount of cedar left over which I will finally make my first cedar chest !!! :)
-- Russell @ Rhode Island Woodworker