|Project by MT_Stringer||posted 10-17-2012 10:26 PM||1276 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
I had a request to build a bench with three cubbies. The client specified black, so black it is. Really looks good in the light. Tough to take a pic of something really black.
I have a second one ready to assemble. Both were cut from one sheet of 3/4” Red Oak. I bought some red oak boards to rip the edge banding and I used 1/2 inch Baltic Birch for the back.
Dados, rabbits and a few pin nails help hold it together along with some pocket screws on the underside.
I used Transtint Black Dye 6023. Basically I used almost 2 oz per bench. I mixed it with a 50/50 mix of Denatured alcohol and lacquer thinner. Boy that stuff dries fast. I think it took about 6 coats to get the deep black look.
Next, I sprayed on a 80/20 mix of Zinzers Bulls Eye Seal Coat 100% dewaxed shellac and lacquer thinner. After the second coat, I sanded with 320 grit paper, then hit it again with another coat.
Finally, after sanding once more, I sprayed several coats of Deft Clear Wood Finish thinned lightly with lacquer thinner. It turned out really nice.
She is going to make the cushion.
Hope you like it.
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas