|Forum topic by Paul||posted 11-21-2007 06:26 PM||2939 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
11-21-2007 06:26 PM
I work in an unheated garage which isn’t a problem for most of the year in Texas. But I’ve begun the finishing stage of a three piece furniture project (stained last night – still in the 70s) and the weather is about to change (tonight – dropping to 30s and windy) for the next one to three months.
The garage is also a stand alone building with no entrance outside of raising the garage door. The garage door is an old heavy wooden beast and the door raising assistance spring has had to be set quite tight. Therefore unlocked, the door will often raise by itself. So . . . I don’t like working in the shop with the door down (with a space heater on) because it is separated by some distance from the house, I may have to lock myself in to keep the door down and if I would have an accident . . . it might be difficult to go for, call for and/or receive help. I know I need to enclose half the two door garage opening – go with a single garage door and a swing door entrance, etc. But until then . . .
All this to say . . . I want to deliver the three piece furniture project before Christmas. It seems like I read somewhere recently about warming your finishing materials before application instead of your shop – same difference? Did anyone else read this? Have you tried this? Your experience?
-- Paul, Texas