I got it built and ready for the finish. The customer requested that we do a two tone color. They really want it exactly like the saw on our web site (see example). I tweaked the colors a little bit but for the most part it is standard Minwax colors (see color chart). I used Red Chestnut and Golden Pecan.
When using stain you can not tape off. There is not way to get a crisp line. You’ll always have some bleeding. I just had to stain parts as separate pieces and assemble them later. A good example of that would be the side rails. The cap is a different color. We stained them a part and attached it after the finish dried. Nail holes were filled with finishing putty.
The clear used was a medium sheen pre-catalyzed Lacquer. One coat of sealer and one for the final coat.
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