|Forum topic by BinghamtonEd||posted 11-30-2011 05:03 PM||3886 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
11-30-2011 05:03 PM
Hello! First time poster long time lurker, and being as I am about to finish my largest project to date, I figured I should sign up and say hi.
I’ve built a shelving system for under our wall-mounted TV, it is two-tiered. The bottom row of sheves is 6 feet long, the top is 4 feet. It is constructed completely of maple (no ply). I’ve decided to go with this Transfast dye to finish it :
My plan is to give all the pieces one final sanding to 220 grit, then apply the dye liberally with a sponge to each piece, squeeze out the sponge, and wipe off, sand with 320, and repeat as necessary until I get my desired color. The product description says it can be top-coated with just about anything. Any suggestions? I would like some gloss to it, but not something that looks super thick. Something like this sheen :
I’m new to all of this, so I’m open to all sorts of suggestions or critiques about my approach.
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