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This was for a friend at work, came out pretty well for stained pine plywood!
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#1 posted 09-13-2012 11:01 PM
Great job on the finish. It all looks very well made and fitted. How come your client didn’t want it going all the way to the floor?
#2 posted 09-13-2012 11:11 PM
This was in a “playroom”, they wanted to slide plastic tubs in and out for the kids toys. Great idea, but I’m not real sold on the appearance, but not my house!
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#3 posted 09-17-2012 01:11 PM
Looks great! Did you use a conditioner before the stain? As far as not going to the floor, tell you friend that, when he wants bottom cabinets fitted in underneath, he can buy you dinner and a case of beer.
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#4 posted 09-18-2012 02:08 AM
I’m glad you brought up the conditioner thing! When I was planning this project, I decided to try conditioning the wood. I took a sample piece of plywood (and following the exact directions on the conditioner, I believe it was to mix it 50/50 with denatured alcohol) and conditioned it before applying the stain. I don’t think a single bit of the stain showed up on the plywood. I ended up just doing the whole project with straight stain on the wood. Did I do something wrong with the conditioner?
#5 posted 09-18-2012 01:00 PM
Other than maybe putting it on too thick, I’d guess no. I’ve used a 1# cut of dewaxed shellac to condition plywood, and it will quickly cut down on the amount of stain that the wood will take. I’ve found a 1# cut wiped on with a rag and then lightly hand-sanded with 320-grit seems to work well to condition the Birch plywood I’ve worked with. Any more and it causes the stain to start to hide the grain altogether.
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#6 posted 09-18-2012 02:56 PM
It’s nice work and looks really good.
helluvawreck aka Charleshttp://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com
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