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Oak Boat Bed #5: The Finish

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Blog entry by Chris Davis posted 03-02-2012 11:51 AM 3849 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

See Finished Project
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For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:
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