|Forum topic by JOAT||posted 03-14-2009 05:58 PM||7092 views||1 time favorited||9 replies|
03-14-2009 05:58 PM
Hi guys thanks for the warm welcome.
I am an ametuer woodworker, but always find myself chasing/doing advanced projects. Currently, I am building a mock sleigh bed that i saw at bassett funiture. I like to do it the hardway. I like to re-create peices that have no plans, which here lies the problem. I feel finishing is the most advanced and hardest to learn aspect of woodworking.
I am looking to do the finish on the bed that I have constructed and want to make sure it is done right the 1st time.
The bed was said to built of oak, it had a raised grain, so I thought to use red oak to acheive the raise grain and keep costs down. I want to ensure that the finish is correct, they say that it is an ebonized oak.
I don’t have the shop or tools to produce the old school method (amonia) of ebonizing the oak. I thought I could use an oil based stain and finish it with a sealer. This is the big kicker……..the bed in the store appears to be sealed/finished with a wax substance or a low gloss urethane. I sure could use some help. I have really enjoyed seeing all the work on the site and hope someday I will produce such work as well.