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shoe bench #9: Finish and Finished

07-31-2011 12:54 AM by coloradoclimber | 1 comment »

To finish the bench I used my favorite finish, a few coats of thinned tung oil followed by paste wax. I like an oil finish because I think it leaves the most natural feeling surface. It may not be the most durable but I like the look and the feel and it is pretty easy to renew. This bench shouldn’t be seeing harsh use, not like a table or desk top. I added a couple drawers for scarves or gloves, and I’ll probably end up with a row of coat hooks on the wall behind it, but it’s a start. Anyhow, here it is done. We are glad to have it and even though most of the shoes are picked up, there’s still a pair or two kicked off in the doorway.

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