|Forum topic by JimT||posted 12-03-2011 06:00 PM||1065 views||1 time favorited||5 replies|
12-03-2011 06:00 PM
I built three bookcase / knick-knack storage units for my mother in law. Here’s a picture of one…
They are 72” tall, 30” wide, and 14” deep, and are constructed from maple ply with maple edging. As seen in the picture of one of them, they contain a number of divided areas that will be used to hold things other than books. Other units have smaller divided areas
Here’s what I was thinking for finishing options, together with what I believe will be the problems:
1) Dying: If I wipe/brush on dye, I imagine the long sides will end up with overlap areas and uneven application. My solution was to spray them, but I know the spryer won’t fit into the divided areas and I’m concerned about spraying some parts, and dying others.
2) Staining: Having spent way too much time researching stains, I’m concerned the stain will “muddy” the grain of the wood. However, I would settle for a slight “muddy” look if I could wipe the entire piece with possibly a gel stain and ensure even application and coloring.
Anyone have any thoughts/suggestions/something I haven’t thought of yet? I’ve been looking at these things for three months and its time to get them out of my basement!