|Project by GlennsGrandson||posted 01-14-2013 03:11 AM||1231 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
I wasn’t going to post this but after I finished it up I was pretty happy with the results and figured that I’d share it with everyone in case anybody was thinking about something similar.
The wife wanted a shelf under the mirror. I think that it’s poplar, I didn’t mark every board that I brought back one day because I figured that I’d remember them. False. It was really easy to work with but wouldn’t take a stain worth a darn. Let walnut gel stain sit on it for 45 minutes, it looked way to light. Tried a water based onyx color that was better… then we decided to “antique” it. The wife ended up really liking the finish. “If life gives you limes, make margaritas.” —Jimmy Buffet
It is surprisingly sturdy for what we, she, wanted it for but I wouldn’t be storing gallons of paint on it. Drill holes prior to cutting back piece off. I ended up using 2 more dowels than I anticipated due to some internal stress being released in the smaller piece of wood after the cut. 6 dowels (3/8”) in total, 3 counter sunk screws into 3 studs. The shelf is glued up from two pieces to make a larger one…just to cut the back off.
Thanks for looking, all comments welcome.
-- Grant - N Dakota