|Forum topic by brownmd||posted 01-15-2010 06:21 AM||5481 views||1 time favorited||7 replies|
01-15-2010 06:21 AM
So, I’m not even started yet, but wondering about what I should do for a finish.
I’m starting my first real woodworking project, making a bed for my wife and I… It’s one of those things that started small – I was going to put a 2×4 frame on some plywood and paint it up to make a headboard… then somehow I’ve gotten to where I am today.
So I was planning on making it from pine, but I took my wife with me to pick out lumber, and she decided she liked the looks of hemlock better, so we came home with that instead.
As for a final result, she’s wanting it to look like “cherry,” though when I show her pictures, it’s really more of a mahogany look that she likes. Any thoughts, recommendations, warnings, words of wisdom as I begin?