|Forum topic by gurnie||posted 09-23-2011 10:32 PM||2342 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
09-23-2011 10:32 PM
The fiance and I are building a cake plate based on shipright's a tree made of wood and we’re almost done with construction (yaaay).
as you can see we have to do some sanding to make the roots look a little more smoother. we used a combo of tightbond II and cherry wood dust to fill in the gaps where the roots met the cylinder bottom.
anyways so we’re comign close to the end stages of this project. We picked up a small can of miniwax's cherry stain finish in hopes to darken the tree.
the idea is to stain the trunk, roots, ect. then ontop of the plate just stain the outer edge and the first 1/4”-1” of the rim (cake plate surface) to make it look like a cross slice of a tree seated onto of a tree stump. so we wanted to know if anyone had any experience with this finish. is it going to darken nicely? is gonna look purdy? we also bought pre-stain wood conditioner.
honest i’ve never stained before. but i’ve finished with wipe on poly a bajillion times.
seriously… a bajillion
i was thinking since we’re doing that outer ring of stain on the cake plate edge that it may be wise to do a coat of two of spray on polyurathane before putting on any finishing coat to the top of the plate. I hope that makes sense… so the strain doesn’t wipe / bleed over?
and now that i am picturing this, i imagine it’s a hellva lot easier to stain, then assemble the top to the tree.
the wedding is TWO WEEKS AWAY! AHHHH!
rambling done. enjoy your weekend jocks!