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Pine Night Stands

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Project by SCBryan posted 01-21-2012 11:49 PM 1038 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a pair of Night Stands I built for my Daughter. Nothing fancy, Pine lumber to match crib/toddler bed.

-- Bryan, South Carolina





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-22-2012 12:02 AM

Nice work Bryan ,I bet your daughter is enjoying having them especially since you made them for her.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bowtie

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#2 posted 01-22-2012 03:20 AM

beautiful furniture from pine, i especially like your drawer edges,base trim and slick glossy finish.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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#3 posted 01-22-2012 03:24 AM

I really like them, I work in pine exclusively (until my skill improves). I finished a nightstand earlier this year but was afraid of the blotchiness you can get with finishing pine so I used milk paint on it. It came out OK, but I like what you’ve done much more – how did you finish it?

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 01-22-2012 04:31 AM

Don, To eliminate the blotchiness from pine wood I use MINWAX Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner. This comes in a red can found anywhere Minwax stain is sold. Application is very easy, just apply a heavy coat to your work surface let it soak in (20mins) then stain your wood. Directions are detail on the Minwax Pre-Stain cans. To get the high gloss finish I use a high-gloss fast drying polyurethane. Usually about 3-4 Heavy coats. The 1st coat will bring the wood grain up then I lightly sand w/ 320 grit sand paper. Apply a 2nd heavy coat then lightly sand or wet-sand using a 500-600 grit sandpaper. A 3rd heavy coat of polyurethane is normally all that is required unless it’s a top surface where water could come in contact, in this case I will add a couple extra coats and sand with fine steel wool in-between layers. Finishing is very tedious but WELL WORTH THE EFFORT! Hope this Helps.
Bryan

-- Bryan, South Carolina

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