|Forum topic by Vodo||posted 06-29-2013 01:28 AM||564 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
06-29-2013 01:28 AM
My friend has a lot of liquor in her basement. Said liquor is in a lot of bottles just sitting on her counter.
That guy in the foreground is Guillermo. The Gator. Long story.
These two pictures kind of show what color her counter tops are:
And, for fun, you can look through the pictures and name all of the liquor in all the bottles.
When I went to visit her (Missoula, Montana) we picked out some quarter-sawn oak and some hard maple for me to make a bar riser/stepped shelf unit for her. Went to http://www.superior-hardwoods.com/ Superior Hardwoods and Millwork in Missoula. Not a huge stock, but good selection.
I’m making 2. 1 with 2 steps, long and 1 with 3 steps, shorter. I am at the point with the 2 stepper that I need to start thinking about finishing it. Here is where I am at. I just need now to sand all the corner parts, add the dowel accents, then join and finish.
I want to kind of dye the wood, since right now it’s kind of plain, and I want to bring out the grain.
I have purchased these as options:
I am going to add a few drops of whatever to this:
and sand and then finish with this:
Here is the point I’m at:
Right now, I’m thinking of making the maple shelves just a liiiitttttle bit yellowish with the honey amber, and then the faces of the oak a light brownish. Maybe even go dark brown, sand it down so that only the end-grain patterns still have pigment, and then go over it all again with the light brown, sand, and then seal.
Anyone have any opinions?
Better question: What are your opinions? I didn’t come here because you guys don’t have any opinions. :) Thanks!
-- AKA vodo. I belong in a blue state.