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Old 06-27-2011, 10:14 PM   #31
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Ohhh, that birch does look sweet

Awesome flies too!
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:20 PM   #32
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Yeah I did something wrong on the polyurethane it isn't as smooth as I thought it would be. but still it does look good.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:24 PM   #33
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+1 you can tell everyone I built that and you know you will never hear crash and splash in the middle of the night :0
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:26 PM   #34
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You mentioned the heat and humidity a few days ago - are you still struggling with this? I always get frustrated trying to finish a project in high heat and humidity as it just never takes right in those conditions. Maybe try giving it an extra 24 hours drying time then sanding with 400+ grit and giving it one more coat?
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Did you sand between coats? Then the last coat go thin and smooth
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:49 PM   #36
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No I didn't sand between coats, it didn't even occur to me that I should. I'll do a third coat then, and sand before I do. I just figured I was applying it incorrectly.

I'm going to give it a couple days to dry completely as you suggest. I have to work on the other pieces anyway. My goal is to have this done before next weekend is over. But now I'm starting to think about putting a top/hutch on it to hold a set of lights. Maybe that can wait for a few months.

It wasn't as hot here today but tomorrow it is supposed to get ugly again. I'm in Denver, CO so there isn't much humidity, basically desert. But the Sun is intense at a mile above sea level. Also I've moved everything inside, the house smells like a chemical factory but it is worth it to not have cotton sticking to the polyurethane and stain.

I just stained the decorative trim for the top edges. Hope I end up using it instead of wasting it like I did the 1/4 rounds.
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Lol let that coat dry nice and hard give it a sand with a FINE coarse sand paper or emery cloth 300-400 grit and then get really picky and do a nice thin smooth coat but try to do it fast so the clear stays wet and dosent tack up while you are spreading hope you understand my ramble lol
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:48 PM   #38
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MORE PICTURES!!!!! AARRRGGGHHH!

These just show the stained trim for the top edges and the stained 90 degree mouldings for the vertical corner edges.
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So this is actually pretty good, I just totaled my receipts, at this point I'm only $355.33 in on this project. I thought for sure I was at $500.00.
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That's not too bad for peice of mind lol
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