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Working with recycled timber #28: PTLT The finishing coats commences. and some retro work completed

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 05-25-2014 11:40 AM 839 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 27: Making tapered legs Part 28 of Working with recycled timber series Part 29: PTLT fitting hinges to the top »

I did some more work on the Pallet Timber Low Table top.
This work covers using Black Japan as a finish.

While I was at it I also added some filler strips into the base where there was a mismatch between the legs and rails.

It was fairly straightforward measure a piece of timber and rip a length 3.5mm off for the fillers.

Apply some glue fit into place and clamp up

I should have done this much earlier but I thought it would be OK so left it , however it was causing all sorts of cosmetic problems so in they went.

Black Japan:

As the table had a Japanese style I decided to stain and finish it with Black Japan.

There was an article in the Woodsmith magazine so I thought i woud give it a go.
The product I used was :
Feast Watson Stain and varnish
pre mixed.

For the first initial coat I used a brush and then decided to use a roller for the second coat to try and get some uniformity.

As you can see its a very difficult product to apply sucessfully with a brush

The top was no better the first coat was very streaky

This is the underside, the plan is to slit the top equally along the widest section later.

-- Regards Robert



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