|Forum topic by Keith Kelly||posted 07-01-2014 01:32 PM||480 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
07-01-2014 01:32 PM
I’m building a small table + chairs set for my kids. We have a 2 year old as well as another due July 14.
Table: complete. It’s hickory/pecan. I used TransFast orange dye, followed up with a handful of layers of tinted shellac and GF Java Gel, then topped with a wipe-on poly mix (poly + MS). It took a lot of layers, and a lot of work. However, I achieved the med/dark finish with warm glow I was looking for.
Chairs (oak) – they are going to be scooted, bumped against the table, forks fallen on them, toppled over on the floor, banged against each other, and kids pocket buttons scraping against them as they sit and squirm.
I’m curious what type of varnish you’d use.
My coloring coats will likely be: TransFast orange, 1lb shellac, and GF Java Gel. I may modify that slightly if the chairs need to be darkened more, but those are the basics.My considerations for the top coats are:
What would you use?
For the record, this pic doesn’t do the finish justice. There is a good deal of depth, where the light catches the orange wood fibers differently depending on where you are standing in relation to the light sources. So, just imagine.
No pieces of the chair were glued at this point: :)
-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri, http://www.SquareOneWoodworks.com