|Project by Carl W Richardson||posted 01-06-2012 05:43 PM||1182 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Made this computer desk for a Christmas present for my sister-in-law. Milled the oak from rough-sawn oak that had been laying around for quite a while.. The drawer pedestals are oak ply and everything else is milled oak.
I bought the keyboard tray from Staples instead of designing and building one from oak. Not happy with the finish.. I used satin Poly with the stain already mixed in… wanted a dark finish and put on 4 coats to get the color I wanted but the finish “blotched” when some areas seemed to capture more stain than others.. First coat looked good but blotching appeared on second coat and got worse with each new application.. In the future, I’ll use this mixture for ‘one-coat’ projects and use stain and Poly separately..
Sister-in-law was very happy and thought the finish looked “antiquey”.
-- Carl W Richardson, Tennessee Woodworker