Locker for the Office

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Project by ToddHolmDotCom posted 11-29-2013 12:32 AM 1283 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing terribly fancy. I have a friend who wanted a wall locker for his office that would match the rest of his office furniture. He said it didn’t need to be fancy so the design is fairly basic. Also he didn’t want the inside stained or varnished. That was a little tidbit he mentioned after I finished the inside of the door. Oddly enough, the inside of the door has a discoloration where we took a random orbital sander to it shortly before staining. I have no idea why. Can anyone tell me? (New sanding pad, no adhesives on the door)

It is red oak finished with two kinds of dark cherry stain and a poly finish.

-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."

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#1 posted 11-29-2013 03:56 AM

Nice. In regards to the discoloration, it’s probably due to the sanding. The sanded area accepted less stain. It’s like the trick with getting end grain to match, you sand it one or two steps higher than the face grain so it absorbs less stain that it would.


-- Kean - It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

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#2 posted 12-04-2013 02:53 PM

It looks good and well made, regardless of the discoloration inside, I’m sure your friend likes it. Great job!

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