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The finishing process is just as important as selecting the first piece of wood. My chairs and other pieces of furniture all have 4 coats of finish that has been hand-rubbed into the wood. I finish my pieces with a 3 part mixture of Boiled Linseed Oil, Raw Tung Oil and Varnish. The oil in the mixture penetrates into the pores to bring out the color and character in the wood, while giving it great depth. Nature is the true artist who am I to hide her beauty with stain…… To say the least I don't use stain!
Stain obscures the color, figure, and character, creating a bland, uniform feel and look. I believe the unique features in nature is what makes each piece of furniture tell a story. I constantly find myself spending many hours selecting the right piece of wood for the job at hand and I would't have it any other way.
Once the first oil/varnish mixture is applied and wiped off it will then cure in the fibers of the wood, sealing and strengthening the surface over the next 48 hours. The next 3 coats applied every 24 hours then builds a thin film and develops the sheen. What separates a great finish is the surface preperation. I spend more then half of the fabrication process preparing the surface, sanding, sanding and sanding! Even though after the many hours of sanding I may not be in the best spirits the end result is always worth it.
Well I was interviewed for a small feature a few weeks back, last night it came out. Instagram did this feature on my Instagram page about how and what I post. Have a look below at the blog and of course follow me on Instagram.
I not only post to Instagram daily I find my self looking at a lot of stuff that people post, there are so many things to check out. If you have any questions about a picture or video you can ask the maker and usually get response, pretty awesome!
All done, this boardwalk was about 90 feet long, with 2 water crossings about 24' long, it was really an interesting project to have the pleasure to work on.
Well i've had a fun ride with the opportunity I was recently asked to tackle by a client. This is Daves bar and I can guarantee there is no other alike.
It all started while a good friend of mine was beginning a basement renovation job, I got a call to dicuss the layout of a wet bar, wall panelling and glass shelves using something unique. So off to the lumber store we went and came back with a beautiful piece of Bubinga. When I say piece of Bubinga, I mean a massive piece of wood! It was huge! At 17 feet long 3'' thick about 32 to 30 inches wide, live edge both sides.
Follow along as I build this beautiful Bubinga and Walnut wet bar, at the bottom of the page there are a few youtube videos of mine relating to the construction of this bar. You'll also find a gallery at the bottom of this page to show you many shots of the finished bar
Click on thumbnails below for shots of the completed live edge bar and wall paneling