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Old 07-29-2016, 09:04 AM   #31
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Yeah, when I looked it up on YouTube that's the general idea of staining. Then I'll just do that.
What should I look for when shopping for stains? Other than preferred color?

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Old 09-25-2016, 07:38 PM   #32
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Alright people, I have my list of supplies. Finally this inactive thread is back. Ignore the previous post. I have done my research and know what I'm doing.

50 FT. of Spruce-Pine-Fir Lumber: $15.90
3M Sandpaper Pack (9005NA): $3.37
Minwax Satin Helmsman 1 Gallon: $46.48
Minwax Water Based Wood Stain 1 QT. (4): $41.88
Trylon Flat Cut Synthetic Paint Brush: $10.97

Total: $118.60

All prices are from Home Depot. The price is a sub-total. I will be mixing to a maple/oak color in store.
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Old 09-30-2016, 04:13 PM   #33
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Very cool!
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Old 10-18-2016, 05:58 PM   #34
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So, I've just found out I won't be able to do this project until the next time it gets warm. Fall is approaching and soon it's going to be too cold for me to stain and urethane the stand.
You can imagine how I feel, having this idea a few months ago and now I'm going to have to wait. It's been more than a year since we got the fish tank too.
Being in high school doesn't make it easier either. Only until that is over can I fully invest my time in this. Priorities.
I also feel terrible making all of you wait for this, since this thread was started a while back and it's pretty much inactive now...
Man, it'll be worth it having to wait almost two years for it. The end result will keep me happy for longer. If there's anyway I can get this done in a cold garage in the middle of the winter please, don't hesitate to enlighten me.
Basically no one that I need to get this done has any time to help me. Like, the purchase of materials and the transport of ten foot lumber. I don't have a car to fit that in, nor could I drive one either.
So, if anyone has been watching this thread or is just looking for the first time, it'll happen. Not now. Just follow it.
Thanks for your patience guys and/or gals.
I will be active on the forum though, so not completely stopping temporarily.
If you made it this far, thanks. I had lots to say and really didn't organize it. I will update you if anything good turns up. Patience, people. I don't have enough of it.
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Old 10-19-2016, 06:53 PM   #35
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Lol since you started this thread I've picked up 4 55's and I'll be picking up another tomorrow afternoon.

You have more patience than I air. To be fair I'm not bugging anyone other than my wife with them But hey...

Keep the faith. You seriously could knock out the cutting and build in a Saturday. Sand that night and stain the next day. Other option is to make a room in your garage by hanging a tarp or two. (don't use moms blankets) and a small space heater to warm the area. Leave a hole in an opposite corner to ventalate the area and convection should handle the ventilation.
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Old 10-19-2016, 08:57 PM   #36
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Oh, cool! 4 55 gallons!? Nice!

Yeah, I've thought the same way a few times. My patience hasn't been proved until now. As a kid, I wanted everything yesterday and I still do now. 😂 But waiting for these things I want, even for months at a time, has helped with that.
Yeah, I think that even though this is my first stand I've had time to plan and I can get the actual building done in a few hours. It's the staining part that's holding me back.
I like your idea of setting up a little tent for it. But, I don't know if we'll have time to get any. It's more like this is so boring to my parents... 😠

Ah, just going to have to see what's going to happen.
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