|Project by Reverse_Pivot||posted 11-25-2013 06:17 PM||836 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This was from Wood Magazine, I believe, can’t remember the issue number.
I really like the design, and it gave me a chance to practice my mortise and tenon joints, which clearly need work!
Lacking and significant amount of hardwood, and the funds to purchase it, (the only places near enough to get wood are the home center, where red oak goes for almost $8/bf!) I decided to forgo the recommended oak in favor of 2×4s, and just re-saw everything down to what I needed.
I think it turned out halfway decent, except for the color. I neglected to use any kind of pre-stain conditioner, and the Minwax Kona stain I put on was horrifically blotchy! I cleaned it up as best I could, and actually got it looking OK by using their Polyshades colored poly, (Antique walnut, I think) , which evened out the color a lot, followed by clear poly. The camera actually brings out the blotches more than real life.
Not perfect, but I have to say, this was the first time I actually got M&T joinery to work, and holy smokes, I felt like some kind of weird garage superhero! Now I have to find another project to try M&T again!