|Project by Adam||posted 02-18-2014 02:58 AM||3511 views||16 times favorited||20 comments|
This project was a long time in the making. I purchased the 11.5 wide hard maple boards for the project and then broke my leg and was out of commission for three months.
Each corner is dovetailed and the shelves are in dados with through tenons. While I had a good sketch-up plan each shelf was slightly off and therefore I had to be custom fit each shelf which meant putting it all together and taking it apart way to many times to get the fit just right. Then there was approximately 15 hours of scraping and sanding fun to be had.
The finish is a cot of General Finishes sanding sealer to try to prevent blotching on the hard maple then 2 cotes of brown stain which was made up of 1 part General Finishes brown dye and 1 part espresso water based stain followed by three cotes of poly and then rubbed out with way and 0000 steel wool. The finish had to be applied in the laundry room as the garage was -17 C for several weeks.
Questions and comments are always welcomed, thanks for looking.
-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada