Any way I have shuffled the empty one along and here was the next one in line for your delectation.
Again my apologies for the confusion.
While I was waiting for trims to dry between coats I dug out a pair of corner chair kits I had bought. These were destined for the library. Watch this space.
|smoothed, shaped and all glued together|
Leave it as long as you possibly can for the joins to become really dry and allow the glue to set up properly - 24 hours is a minimum. You can now give it another go over with your nail buffer/smoother and make sure you clean up any dust before staining.
Staining - This is what I use to finish the pieces. You really should do a better job than this and there are instructions in the kit on how to do that.
For me, I use wood stain, and a gloss application from a water based Ceramacoat product and a felt tip and old MinWax pen.
I use the min wax pen to apply the stain. You can't apply it with a brush. The instruction on the tin recommends a soft cloth...waaaay too unwieldy. I have a couple of Minwax pens that have pretty much dried up and I didn't do any good with them on 1/12ths (they were good for 48ths). So now I decant some stain into a glass container and dip the pen in and away we go. Do not decant the stain into plastic - I did that once and the stain ate the bottom of the pot and I had a desk submerged under a stain tsunami. Stain works really well!!!
I do know folk who say they have a larger container full of stain and they simply dunk the whole piece in. I have never done it with 1/12ths - not brave enough .... and don't have enough stain! I did do it once (on someone's recommendation) with some 48ths and then broke my heart as all the lovely little things I had made fell apart as they were far too soaked in stain. Took a week or more to dry out and then refused to be glued together again as, of course now all the joints were covered in stain.
Another useful tip is to decant the stain out of the tin into a glass jar as soon as you've got it home. Who ever designed the stain tin needs shooting: there is no conceivable way to pour a small amount from the tin without making one heck of a mess around the top and sides of the tin. I promise you my usable stain is in a Tesco Finest Mint sauce jar!
The small pen in the photo is a permanent marker in brown - this does a great job of going over any bald spots caused by leaked glue.
The choice of fabric may seem a bit chintzy especially as I have a ton of lovely silks to go at but as always I couldn't settle on one I liked and this looked nice against the wood and it works in a couple of rooms.... beginning with the library...... which is the room they were bought for.
I decided I don't like the mahogany with the desk and chair that I already have - Oh poop!
The colours go well in the hall but I am not really keen on cluttering up the hall with two chairs.
Oh well they were fun to make even if they never get used..................