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Sofa table with Centennial Stickley Finish

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Project by GusG posted 444 days ago 1080 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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Oldtool

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#1 posted 444 days ago

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

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Mean_Dean

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#2 posted 444 days ago

Very nice sofa table! The ray fleck really pops!

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

Thanks in advance!

-- Dean

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GusG

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#3 posted 444 days ago

Here you go Dean,

1) I used the Tobacco Brown dye, which was purchased from Stewmac.com. 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.

Regards,
Gus

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pintodeluxe

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#4 posted 444 days ago

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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Dusty56

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#5 posted 444 days ago

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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AandCstyle

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#6 posted 444 days ago

Fantastic grain and great execution. Thanks for posting.

-- Art

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joseph000

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#7 posted 443 days ago

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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