|Project by gizmodyne||posted 03-17-2007 07:58 AM||2387 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
This was a Christmas present for my wife. I knocked the joinery and shaping out in a day, the rabbeting and mirror install in another, and then procrastinated on the finish.
I finally ended up dying the piece with water based dye, but too dark. I followed this with shellac, dark brown glaze, more shellac, and then dark wax. The sheen is perfect, but the ray flecks are obscured.
I am still looking for the right arts and crafts finish for quarter sawn white oak.
It is still a pretty nice piece and functions as a mirror.
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne