|Project by Molly||posted 11-30-2012 07:51 PM||1045 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
It was in bad shape moldy an weathered, i repaired applied vinegar sanded and repeated condition and then used , 6 different stains I conditioned the wood mixed my colors, taped it off stained and restained sanded and so on followed up w tung oil I applied 8 diff coats
I didn’t have any trouble with it not drying but w oak and its variety of densities I was afraid if I continued I’d have too much noticeable variation I don’t know what’s typical how many applications but I didn’t get the softness I had hope for, but wasn’t sure about having a aged bed looking too glossy. I’d love some feed back I’m trying to do this as a side job of mom- hood,repairing & refinishing various furniture etc I def learned a lot – seems like the next time I’ll be able to be more efficient w time and material, still considering placing a nice thin wax coat on the edges it’s not rough but I used tung oil hoping it’d be super soft like my parents dining table so..Jokes on me think I could mimic 30 yrs of my mom applying TOil every 6 mo This is it I have few minor things to do but I did !https://s3.amazonaws.com/lumberjocks.com/mebelzh.jpg!
So it’s not without its mistakes, overall I’m really happy with it I found a long hair ( no doubt falling out over so the 3 beautiful rambunctious boys I’m rearing) so far coated in tung oil it’s not coming out – note to self wear your hair back, or a hat. And the much larger mistake, ironi
cally 1/8 of an inch in length hot dang it can really mess things up when you know you have an oversized bed – PLAN FOR IT! However after a lot if name calling an entire night lost of sleep and husband known for his Macgyver like tricks we got it – couldn’t be more snug! I also made new side tails and placed them differently that the original layout of the bed and didn’t consider that the turned leg pole thingies, ( I obviously don’t know the wood lingo) weren’t strait so i have a gap and no place to insert slats so im still using the metal box frame for height support- dope.. oh well, next time, We did it!