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.