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Project by Molly posted 11-30-2012 07:51 PM 1604 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was in bad shape moldy an weathered, i repaired applied vinegar sanded and repeated condition and then used , 6 different stains I conditioned the wood mixed my colors, taped it off stained and restained sanded and so on followed up w tung oil I applied 8 diff coats
I didn’t have any trouble with it not drying but w oak and its variety of densities I was afraid if I continued I’d have too much noticeable variation I don’t know what’s typical how many applications but I didn’t get the softness I had hope for, but wasn’t sure about having a aged bed looking too glossy. I’d love some feed back I’m trying to do this as a side job of mom- hood,repairing & refinishing various furniture etc I def learned a lot – seems like the next time I’ll be able to be more efficient w time and material, still considering placing a nice thin wax coat on the edges it’s not rough but I used tung oil hoping it’d be super soft like my parents dining table so..Jokes on me think I could mimic 30 yrs of my mom applying TOil every 6 mo This is it I have few minor things to do but I did !!

So it’s not without its mistakes, overall I’m really happy with it I found a long hair ( no doubt falling out over so the 3 beautiful rambunctious boys I’m rearing) so far coated in tung oil it’s not coming out – note to self wear your hair back, or a hat. And the much larger mistake, ironi

cally 1/8 of an inch in length hot dang it can really mess things up when you know you have an oversized bed – PLAN FOR IT! However after a lot if name calling an entire night lost of sleep and husband known for his Macgyver like tricks we got it – couldn’t be more snug! I also made new side tails and placed them differently that the original layout of the bed and didn’t consider that the turned leg pole thingies, ( I obviously don’t know the wood lingo) weren’t strait so i have a gap and no place to insert slats so im still using the metal box frame for height support- dope.. oh well, next time, We did it!

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 11-30-2012 09:02 PM

Molly that looks great


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 11-30-2012 10:22 PM

Very cool. What a huge job! You might see the “mistakes” because you know every inch of the project but for everybody else, it looks great! Nice job!

-- David, Spring Hill, FL -- making projects from recycled pallets

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#3 posted 12-01-2012 04:43 AM

Molly, very nice work. You’re improving constantly. All of us see our mistakes through a magnifying glass. Shows you care.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 12-01-2012 05:07 AM

A rustic delight,I’ve never seen one like it. Good job.


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