Originally Posted by kevingreenbmx;14034760
got an ETA for installation yet?
Thanks kevingreenbmx, I'm moving this weekend, so I need to have it prepped to setup, but it'll still be a while before I have any components in it I think
Originally Posted by Killhouse;14035858
Looks very good so far. I must admit I'm not a fan of darkened wood, I prefer the natural lighter colour of pine etc. But you pull it off great and it's looking like a wonderful desk.
I know what you mean about the dark vs light stuff - I find almost everyone has a distinct preference. My next project will be a dresser with a more natural finish I think. Thanks for the positive comments!
Originally Posted by Hyoketsu;14036338
Great stuff! With the project approaching(I assume) its final stages, you must probably be getting pretty excited as well, huh?
Don't start rushing, now! That's how I tend to screw up most of the time
Hehe, the temptation to rush is overwhelming!
Originally Posted by jpyumul;14038186
Almost there huh? Love the color, man!
Every time I watch your work it makes me want to go to home depot and start my own:D
Thanks jpyumul! I think you SHOULD go to Home Depot and do it! Just make your plans first lol
Originally Posted by animal0307;14038931
With this much win there must be a few causalities.
They've all been turned into sawdust
Originally Posted by mach1;14045336
I've been sub'd since the beginning. Looks absolutely amazing. Cheers
I kind of forgot to take some pictures of the cabinets after I applied a pair of coats of polyurethane, but here's the status of the project so far
Both cabinets have been poly'd, and there are only 3 more pieces to stain + poly (The two caps for the end spaces on the top shelf, and the door for the right-hand cabinet). Otherwise, I am pretty much ready to assemble.
Before assembly, however, I wanted to try a technique I had been reading about - rubbing out a finish.
You start with some baby oil and a product called rottenstone (It's a very finely ground stone)
Apply some baby oil liberally (This slows down the cutting process. If you use water, it will speed up the cutting process)
Sprinkle on your rottenstone (Once again, fairly liberally. I didn't find the cutting action very aggressive at all, especially with all the baby oil)
Take a block of wood with a soft material wrapped around it, in this case, I used a piece of cut up fleece from an old blanket, but I think a felt block is the most recommended for this.
Go with the grain in long strokes, and rub the slurry into the wood. Its very fine cutting action should almost eliminate all dust marks, brush marks, and any small scratches.
This took quite a long time, and it was very, very messy. Baby oil rottenstone slurry everywhere. I then went through a ton of rags soaked in paint thinner cleaning it all off the desk surface in preparation for some good 'ol waxing.
Applied with a lint free rag, I swirled it onto the table a little bit too liberally
I then let it dry for a few moments and "attempted" to buff it all off by hand with a clean rag. Much to my dismay, after spending 10 minutes trying to buff only but a small corner, I realized that I would never get the shine I was looking for...
So I made a trip to my storage unit (My mom's garage) where I remembered I had an old electric car buffer in a bin...
Booya. It was late when I got back home, so I left it and went to sleep. Have a good weekend everyone - Canada Day tomorrow here in Canada, so I'm going to enjoy the long weekend. I'm moving this weekend too, so hopefully the desk survives the trip!!