Finally wrapped up my "mission style" coffee table; now it's time for
something with drawers, such as a desk ..... Below are a few links to
some pictures. I used "Golden Brown" Trans-Tint dye diluted in
isopropyl alcohol as a stain, followed by several coats of tung oil.
All in all a good learning experience, and a great excuse to buy new
On 20 Feb 2004 21:56:36 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott) brought forth
from the murky depths:
Bravo! Did you also make the couch?
I'm guessing this is the closest to the actual color.
But HEY: clean your lens first next time, eh?
P.S: Why dincha fume it?
After all else fails, read the instructions.
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Thanks, and no, I didn't. I thought about it, and really wanted to,
but I found the local upholstery shops wanted $1,200+ to make cushions
for one. Then I saw a set at "Lazy Boy" of all places . . . The deal
clincher was the leather "mission" recliner, so I got that, the love
seat and the sofa a few years ago. The sofa alone was about $800, so
economy took over. Not so with the table though: $450+ is what they
want for the particle board table.
Actually, that picture had a flash going, and seems to have made it
lighter than actual. The photo:
is closer to actual, and was taken with a color-correct photo lamp.
One wipe of dye IS lighter though, about like the photo you refer to;
I used 3 wipes.
Yeah, I saw that. The flash brings out the best in things ...
Didn't want to kill all the spiders in my shop ...
As for using dyes, after many trips to Woodcraft, I settled on the dye
because it most closely matched the sofa (with one wipe at the
concentration I mixed). However, it is hard to hide the wipe marks
with the light color; things look more homogeneous when darker, so
that's what I chose. If a guy were to spray it on, THAT would be a
slick way to get a smooth-looking coverage in a lighter tone, I
believe. Much easier to apply in the tight corners too.
On 21 Feb 2004 13:15:54 -0800, email@example.com (Scott) brought forth
from the murky depths:
I had a similar quote from a good upholsterer (here on
the Wreck, AAMOF) so I didn't build mine yet.
Eek! Awfully red, isn't it?
You and Phully, I swear.
Even easier with fuming. (I really must try that some day.)
Jack Kevorkian for Congressional physician!
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Very nice ... and judging from your photos, a good match to the mission
style sofa in the background, which BTW, is a very interesting piece in
itself. If you don't mind me asking, is that your "second furniture
Also interesting is the way it appears that you "pegged" the leg joint from
the end instead of the side, or is that just a decorative touch?
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