Once I had all the glue dry on the plugs in the two bench tops they were sawn off then sanded and stained.
I used an oil based Cedar stain on them which was a Cabots product.
Its interesting how the different photo positions and light changes changed the overall apperance of how dark they are.
No prizes for guessing somebody else thought they were nice enough to want to duck down and get in the picture too!
Next it was then it was on with the sealer, again an oil based product, polyurethane thinned to get max penetration of the timber and seal it, I then hung the tops up to try and avoid contaminants dropping on the top face surfaces.
Well its month end and I am still going on this job, its a good thing I am not in business of trying to make a living from furniture making!!...lotta fun though..and a learning experience.
Next will be the final Poly finish and then give it a few days to harden and they are done!!
-- Regards Robert