|Forum topic by 98102via57401||posted 05-13-2014 02:55 PM||1186 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
05-13-2014 02:55 PM
Go easy…attempting my hand at creating furniture and posting questions like this makes me realize I am becoming more and more like my father’s kid!
Long story short, I joined 3 pieces of 8.5”x2” raw cut Poplar (I’m cheap, just like my dad too!). Applied wood conditioner (the test area proved splotchy without it). Waited 3 hours. Applied a couple coats of stain which came out perfectly. Waited 6 hours. Applied satin poly (without thinner).
I used a terrible brush, had a couple bristles fall off, and tried to carefully grab them (not easy). Having never learned this lesson before…I tried to wipe off the messed up poly’ed area so I could rebrush it. MISTAKE. As you can see in the photo, there are 2 areas (middle left and right) that I wiped off noticeable amounts of stain.
I stopped applying poly immediately and called it a night.
for reference, the table before poly application.