Working with recycled timber #75: MC Fish tank Stand Shelf trim work and staining Pt 5

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 07-25-2017 09:10 AM 1503 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had the opportunity to continue with the stand today

We did a run to the hardware and bought stain and materials for the stand top and tank access top

I then set to work cutting Quad to trim in all the shelves.
To get these to have the fit I wanted involved using two saws and the disk sander for each part.

A most fiddly and time comsuming task I must say, however I worked through the 6 shelves and the task was eventually finished.

Almost all day consumed with the trim, there has got to be a better way?

After a good clean up It was time to apply the Jarrah stain.
With so much detail, nooks and crannies I decided to spray apply the stain.

Here is the door with its first coat.

By the time I finished the sun was beating me in packing up I took some more pictures but the light was not giving good picture results, as you can see.

Here is the back

and another shot

Packed up,.... will get it all out tomorrow and do a comparasion with the sample door and decide if a second coat of stain is required to get the stain darker.

More to follow soon.

Better quality photos added.

The Back

The front

The rear Right side

The comparasion check for stain compatability

The customer was happy with the one application of stain so its now on with fitting the hinges handle and finishing coat, none of which I will bore everybody with so thats the end of the bog as such, next will be possibly a Project picture of the completed Stand.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 07-25-2017 12:51 PM

An interesting find:-

All the current LJ projects have appeared here, it must be connected eh!!

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 07-28-2017 11:05 AM

The recycled timber stand has turned out really good Rob….
Love the colour of the door!!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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