Sofa table with Centennial Stickley Finish

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Project by GusG posted 04-24-2013 02:59 PM 2896 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first time building a drawer and also making a table of this size. Dimensions are a bit off, but as one person once told me; “It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to look perfect”.
Many thanks to member Rodney H for sharing his method for this particular Stickley finish.

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#1 posted 04-24-2013 04:15 PM

Looks good to me. Very nice table. Good job.

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#2 posted 04-24-2013 08:32 PM

Very nice sofa table! The ray fleck really pops!

Would you mind sharing your finish recipe from Rodney H.?

Thanks in advance!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 04-24-2013 08:44 PM

Here you go Dean,

1) I used the Tobacco Brown dye, which was purchased from The equivalent color dye from Transtint is Dark Mission brown

2) Then apply a sealer over the dye. I used the Minwax Pre-stain wood conditioner. You can also use the General Finishes Pre-stain wood conditioner or Seal-A-cell.

3) Followed by General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain

4) Your choice of finish; I used Satin Wipe-On poly from Minwax. I may also decide to apply a coat of dark oak wax.

If you do a search for ‘Mission Oak Finish – Homestead Finishing Products’. You will find a pdf file that will provide more detail on completing all these steps.

You can also achieve a pop using a Watco oil stain but you won’t get this depth of brown color. To achieve this dark brown color (Centennial Stickley finish), I had to perform the dye-seal- gel stain steps and use the exact color dye and gel stain color used by Rodney.


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#4 posted 04-24-2013 10:02 PM

Looks great, I love the stain-over-dye look.
That will be a handy as well as handsome table!

Great job, well done.

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#5 posted 04-25-2013 12:20 AM

Nice looking table : )
Regarding Pre-stain wood conditioners , they’re not made to be sealers.
Shellac would be a sealer. Just sayin’ : ) Keep up the good work !

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#6 posted 04-25-2013 01:51 AM

Fantastic grain and great execution. Thanks for posting.

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#7 posted 04-26-2013 10:45 AM

Awesome work.A beautiful sofa table creates an elegant and comfortable atmosphere in any room of your home with its stylish looks.A beautiful sofa table can also provide a great way to dress up the back of your sofa when you need to place it in the center of the room.

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