Finishing a piece of furniture is an art form. An art form, of which, I do not have a complete grasp. I stained the ash shaker table with Olympic Pecan stain. It went on easy with a cheap styrofoam brush. I used the blue Scott shop towels for wiping off the excess, a tip I learned from a Wood Whisperer interview with Michael Dresdner. What I didn't expect was it to dry so fast. Getting the excess stain off took some extra wiping. Overall, I'm happy with the result. You'll notice I didn't take much care staining the inside. There's a lot of glue spots & splotches. The legs are great, but...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Just a quick update. I hand sanded the shaker table and took a leftover piece of ash and did some test staining. I drew a line down the middle of the board and shellaced one side. After the shellac dried I sanded with 400 grit and applied a cherry stain to both sides. On the back, I applied pecan stain to half, and golden maple to the other half. I plan on checking it tomorrow to see how it all looks. One of those stains will go on the table I'm sure.