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ptofimpact

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12-30-2012 12:41 PM

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Looking for a little input, made a standing Quilt Rack for my daughter, very basic, 2 Stiles, 4 Rails, 2 Feet, all made of Pine. She likes Dark wood colors, and am considering maybe Minwax stain with a poly over it.
Can you all suggest stain/poly that isn’t too terrible to breathe and can be done in the garage?? No pilot lights in there, but there is an Electric Water heater, and garage door opener. Many Thanks.

-- Pete in NC


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#1 posted 12-30-2012 04:12 PM

Pete use a water base min-wax stain and a spray on poly, i use lacquer but it needs venting mainly on the aroma

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#2 posted 12-30-2012 04:24 PM

I use a wipe on stain from Minwax and it dries fairly fast then a wipe on Minwax satin poly. I use it in the garage and the fumes are not bad at all. I have a gas water heater and an electric heater in the garage but I turn off the heater because it has a fan and I don’t want dust flying. The wipe on finishes I feel are the best because you only apply small amounts at a time where as spray on finishes are atomized and seam to produce the most fumes. After application the rag is placed in an old paint can with water and the lid is sealed.

This was made from Red Oak.

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ptofimpact

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#3 posted 12-30-2012 05:30 PM

ElmoSr, RetiredCoastie, thank you guys, was hopin for answers such as yours, shall pick some up tmrw. Nice build, mine is more basic, but should make her pleased. Have to dismantle to mail to her, so may not have finished piece to post, might have to post before finish.

-- Pete in NC

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#4 posted 12-31-2012 04:51 PM

do post a pic though please

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#5 posted 12-31-2012 08:19 PM

Elmo, I will try to put the 2 pics in here, it is just sanded and dry fitted, have to finish, then pack up for mailing, she is in NY and I in NC, so after finish, wont have any pics. Its quite basic, not a nice as the work you guys do.

-- Pete in NC

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