Walnut and Oak Entrance Shelf #3: Finishing

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Blog entry by superstretch posted 05-24-2011 05:52 AM 3431 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Spoiler alert: Its done!

Got the piece all clamped up and brought it in during a chilly stretch of weather

Bottom of the piece after a nice soak in med walnut Danish oil and a few coats of wipe on poly

Teensy bit of a gap, but it closes up depending on temp/humidity. The oak looks kind of trashy in this pic compared to the pretty walnut :)

Another shot of the bottom, but a different direction. Notice rays appear much darker..

From the top

All finished, but the lens on my phone looks foggy.

See for the project post.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#1 posted 05-24-2011 02:54 PM

Nice work stretch … certainly looks like it will pass the wife’s approval.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 05-24-2011 03:29 PM

Yeah.. not gonna lie.. she was pretty excited over it last night. It freed up so much floor space and is so much lower profile

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#3 posted 07-12-2011 11:50 PM

Nice looking shelf.

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