|Project by Jeremy Greiner||posted 08-13-2012 09:36 PM||1126 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
My Neighbor asked if I would build a small printer stand for him, just out of whatever I had laying around. I used 3/4 plywood from HD It’s this Cabinet Grade pine stuff, it’s a step up from the B/C stuff they have and the same cost as MDF but half the weight I like it for these sort of things.
It’s assembled using pocket screws and glue, except for 4 screws in the back which are just screwed in traditionally. I used edge banding on the exposed edges to make it easier to paint, and I filled the pocket holes and screw holes with wood filler.
I painted it with milk paint (wanted to give milk paint another go after my recent frustrations with latex paint), a mixture of colors to get the brown. Then coated it with 3 coats of water based polyurethane. I may get used to using water based poly, it dries so fast I can get all the coats on in a single night.
I used a foam brush to apply the poly, in between coats I kept the brush in a zip lock bag which did a great job of preventing it from drying out. I was able to use the same foam brush for the entire project which was nice. Foam brushes can be iffy on the fast trying stuff because it’ll dry inside the brush before you’ve finished getting the coat on. I had this happen with some shellac a while back but the project was much larger.
I’m pretty happy with the project though I wish I would have been better at sanding between coats of paint, there are some brush marks that I can see and at this point it’d be difficult to get rid of them.
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