|Project by PsycJester||posted 12-06-2012 10:23 PM||2236 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
I figured I would post this one since I spent a good deal of time trying to determine how to finish it since I wanted the multi-color poplar to stand out. Hopefully the pictures can help someone else out.
It is a basic toy box that I built for my son. It is an oak case trimmed in multi-color poplar. The lid is also made with the multi-color poplar. Not the most distinguished choice of wood, but I wanted something unique for him. The oak is stained with General Finishes water based stain in espresso. The poplar was left its natural color. The entire project was sprayed (HVLP) with General Finishes high performance in semi-gloss. I’m hoping the UV stabilizers will slow the fading of the poplar colors. I used the soft down drop hinges from my local Rockler. I used two so it would close super slow lessening the chance of finger smashing. They really work great. If you ever decide to use them, be sure to locate the installation template online. It will save you a ton of time and frustration.