Orchard Street Sofa #20: The end is in sight

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Blog entry by AandCstyle posted 04-09-2016 09:49 PM 1471 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 19: GF Seal-a-Cell Part 20 of Orchard Street Sofa series Part 21: Polyurethane »

I sanded again with 320G, then applied the Brown Mahogany Gel Stain. Jewitt says to let it dry for 36-48 hours, but the can indicated 12-24 hours drying time. The shop is about 65° and 50% RH so I will try sanding tomorrow with 400G to see if I get any corns or not and let that be the deciding factor. I can hardly wait to see how it looks after the polyurethane dresses it up!

This pic is just at the gel stain stage; no poly yet.

Also, I am really getting anxious to complete this project. Thanks for looking.

-- Art

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#1 posted 04-10-2016 02:12 AM

Such a beautiful mellow color. Wonderful.

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#2 posted 04-10-2016 02:09 PM

A satin clear coat will make that look amazing. Thanks for showcasing Jeff’s recipe. I’ve been thinking about trying one ever since I discovered them.

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#3 posted 04-10-2016 04:39 PM

Looks great!

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