Joshua H

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    Making bedframe, work desk, night stand, tv stand etc
  1. Ran into some family issues here lately.. I hope to get my project back on track before the end of the month. I'll post pictures or ask questions as the time draws closer! thanks again for all the advice so far! -Josh
  2. I'll probably spend more on finishing supplies that I'll have spent on the wood itself by the time I'm done! Figured everything said is great advice and I plan on cutting a couple 4"x10" pieces - maybe 6 or so to try different looks. My biggest issue with a pore filler was I wasn't sure if it would have the top vs shelves looking so absolutely different - it'd then look tacky. Main reason for pore filler was that I might use this desk for reloading on occasion - which the pore/grain may not be anywhere large enough for a paper clip to disappear - I know powder would!
  3. Bottom picture looks more brownish.. top redish.. I'd assume the camera's changing the actual tone a tiny bit.. Does it appear more redish brown or Brown redish.. If that makes sense? Dude, Awesome looking chair and that' finish is beautiful... You used just garnet shellac.. not dewaxed shellac correct? What cut ratio did you use? Thanks for the reply and examples too!!
  4. So I'm getting ready to start a project with a good friend whose a carpenter... They'll be the brains for sure. I'm mediocre at wood work at best so I needed to bring in outside help. I've got the design and total in board feet figured out. So I'm moving to the finishing and looking to get all the material. I'm starting with a general purpose desk atm - secretary desk for lack of a better descriptor. I'm not really looking for that high gloss look which means (From my understanding) I'll stay away from Lacquer. I plan on pore filling the top but wasn't completely sure if