Originally Posted by kevingreenbmx;13941901
looks good, can see the end coming up :-)
Originally Posted by animal0307;13942232
This better with every update. I really love the color of your stain. I am so glad I caught this build early on.
Originally Posted by keesh;13942881
Best thread ever. I laughed at how you changed your mind at the last second with the drawer faces. Also, the lighting in the last picture makes the stain look great. More pictures with that lighting!
IMO on your next update, you should tell us how much you have left to do. I can't remember how much you have finished and what you have left.
Thanks keesh! It's hard to get the right lighting in the basement unfortunately. Some of the shots with the flash turn out nice, but most of them over saturate specific areas of the picture unfortunately.
I'll post a blurb on what's left to do down below!
Originally Posted by darthjoe229;13943173
AHHHHH ITS AMAZING!!!!
Seriously. Personally I prefer a lighter stain, but the darker shade is very classy.
Originally Posted by [Adz];13944140
Originally Posted by tomclancey;13944473
This desk is coming along awesomely! The stain is just stunning too.
If I may ask, what brand of pre-stain did you use? And how much did you need?
Same with the stain, how much did you end up using? And what color is it? Looks like a dark cherry, or mahogany. I saw you used Old Masters Gel Stain, but it looks like you used a liquid stain, since most gel stains seem to be like peanut-butter consistency and yours really shows the grain nicely.
Sorry for all the questions, just trying to weigh my options for staining my own desk.
Hey tomclancey, I used the Minwax pre-stain, and with a brush I found that it goes a long way. So far I haven't even used a "regular-size" can. The stain is Old Masters Deep Red Mahogany, and it IS a gel stain. The consistency is more like sour cream than peanut butter. It is very easy to spread, and don't forget, I've been using two coats to get that deeper colour I've been looking for.
Originally Posted by ZombieAttack27;13945622
Looks great ultimatedesk!
So. What IS left to do?
First off, there are two stages - first stage is getting the desk setup, so that I have an actual desk to sit at. The second stage is fitting all the wiring, components, fans, electrical stuff.
For the first stage, I still have to:
- Stain the door for the right-hand cabinet
- Add hinges for the right-hand cabinet
- Add handles for both cabinets for ease of carrying (They are awkward to carry right now)
- Drill holes for dowels to line up the top shelf, the desk surface, and both cabinets
- Final rub-out on all gloss to remove dust and stroke marks
- Order glass for the hole in the desk surface
I think that's it for the first phase - I'll actually have a desk to sit at within a couple weeks!
The second stage... well, let's say, it's going to be a little while before all of that is setup... I think I will end up throwing some components in there and making do in a ghetto fashion, and slowly get the electronics and finishing items done up nice.
With the drawers themselves all stained up, it was time to stain the drawer fronts!
Since most of the back of the drawer fronts won't be visible, I decided that I could probably stain and poly both sides at once...
They look so nice like this... ahh, next project...
Some staining time
And some sweet, sweet gloss poly.
Woops! One of the drawer faces slipped off the painting cones and picked up a whole whack of saw dust and wood chips... at least this will never be seen on the final project!