Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The existing one is shown here; bottom was a black melamine shelf while the top was some ply with cut 2x6 spray painted black. Hey, the pocket doors can hide a lot of evil.
TransTint black followed by 4 coats of General Finishes Polycrylic also with TransTint black. The black is very deep, but shows the grain very nicely.
To do it again, I'd just dye it on raw wood with india ink as the TransTint black has a hint of violet. It would also keep me from having to mix black into the finish. Also, Polycrylic is very nice to work with.
C-12's eccentric chuck is a life-saver for getting in with near zero clearance. Hope whomever ever has to remove it has one :)
A simple project, but I'm not working on bigger stuff until the cool air arrives!! (last two days have been super nice... so I'm stuck in a house doing flooring! d'oh!)