|Project by bygrace||posted 08-09-2013 04:51 AM||1803 views||13 times favorited||19 comments|
This is my rendition of an antique prairie style lamp (circa 1900) I saw while on the internet. It was fun to build, and I was pleased with the construction, but, being one of my first projects, I struggled with the finish. Can’t really see from these pictures from my phone, but its a little splotchy in some areas. I didn’t use a pre stain conditioner on the red oak which probably would of helped. I also sanded through the finish on the edges when sanding between coats of Watco oil and spray laquer. The finish stages seem to be more difficult on a smaller project with lots of angles and different grain direction. Hope you enjoy and any suggestions on finishing would be appreciated. (books or videos?)
-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.