Bed #3: More headboard finishing work

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Blog entry by tyskkvinna posted 05-11-2010 04:54 AM 1617 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Have not had a chance to do any more actual sawdust making… want to though!!

I did some sanding, filling, staining, sanding, and shellac’ing. The head-side (left) turned out a bit darker than I intended but I’m okay with it. I distressed it a little bit, which has been my plan all along, and I love how it looks.

I love having the super smooth and shiny surface with the dings and scratch marks very visible.

The footboard is absolutely perfect for what I want. I am pleased.

Next step is to do the framing for it and stain those pieces and finish them, and then put them together. I would normally finish things after assembly, but I’m doing a lot of layering and knocking back and I don’t want weird build up in the corners.

For those that read my blog entries, here is a sneak peek at something I’ve been working on today, as well. It’s going to be a clock. The weird colouring is because I had moments earlier applied a layer of poly to it and it’s very wet. Walnut (I assume, anyway) filled in with black. I really like how the grain looks this way. The little circle in the middle is a marker for centre, I’m going to be drilling it out.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#1 posted 05-11-2010 07:36 AM

I can’t wait to see the bed put together. It’s lookin’ pretty nice so far, but these teasers just make me want to jump to the end and see the finished product. GRRRRRRR.

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#2 posted 05-11-2010 11:42 AM

Good work Lis. I particularly like the colour contrast on the carving in the last pic.


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#3 posted 05-11-2010 01:17 PM

everything looks to be coming along quite nicely!

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#4 posted 05-11-2010 03:52 PM

Kristoffer – ME TOO! :) Once I frame the boards, though, it should start to go really quickly. I started on that last night but didn’t get too far.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#5 posted 05-11-2010 04:09 PM

Good job so far….I checked out your web site. Really good photography.
I love taking pics but am not that good.
Thanks for sharing your work.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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