Workbench style table

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Project by Dpetty posted 04-07-2012 10:16 PM 1300 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table i built from some plans i found online. Its kind of a serving table made to look like a workbench. The stain is minwax 2 in 1 that i either didnt apply right, or just isnt what i thought it would be. I was hoping to save some time by doing the stain and poly at the same time, but to me, it looks almost like a paint rather than a stain. Has anyone else used this product? Next time i am definatly going to do the stain seperate. I feel like i lost a lost of the grain using this process which stinks because i spent so much time finding the wood that i wanted. All in all however, im happy with the table and my wife still thinks its great so what more could i ask for right?

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#1 posted 04-07-2012 10:54 PM

Really cool table and a great conversation piece.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 04-08-2012 12:12 AM

I see what you mean about the stain. I guess when mixed with the poly, some of the stain stays on the surface instead of being absorbed into the wood. Variations in wood grain result in variations in absorbance, so staining first would preserve the grain better. Never the less, looks like a really good build. If it’s bothering you a lot, you could always refinish just the top surface and “front-vice” component.

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#3 posted 04-08-2012 02:37 AM

Great idea and wonderful conversation piece

-- Norman

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#4 posted 04-08-2012 03:55 AM

what kind of wood is it?

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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