|Project by Jim||posted 1810 days ago||1528 views||9 times favorited||11 comments|
I designed this headboard and matching night tables as part of a complete bedroom suite (more projects to come). The room has been decorated with beautiful knotty pine flooring, burgundy walls and white trim with a variety of antiques. I wanted the furniture to also maintain the antique appearance. The items are made from solid knotty pine with some knotty pine plywood in key areas. Joinery consists of a variety of mortise and tenon, biscuits and the occasional pocket hole in a couple hidden spots such as the back of the headboard. The finish was done with Watco Danish Oil (Medium Walnut) which was applied heavily until quite dark. The entire project was then completely sanded removing most of the Danish Oil except where it had soaked into the grain. Then 3 more coats of Danish Oil Light Walnut was applied and top coated with wipe on poly. I’m reasonably happy with the results. The process of dark oil sand light oil was an experiment but it really seems to have made the knots stand out and definately gave the project an aged appearance.
-- Jim in Langley BC Canada --- www.sollows.ca