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Furniture Refinishing
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I've never worked with stain before and I thought the gel stain sounded interesting, maybe that was because I saw it compared to pudding. Awink

...I'm hungry.






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03-17-2017 01:57 PM
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RE: Furniture Refinishing

(03-17-2017 09:35 AM)Maggot Wrote:  
(03-16-2017 06:55 PM)Duchess Wrote:  

Have any of you ever used gel stain? How'd you like it?

I've used it and like the regular stain better because you have more control with it. The stain/varnish combo sucks too.

Never, ever use poly stain. Not only are the results horrid (or so I've heard), I got desperate and tried it on a piece and it didn't even adhere. It "claims" that you can use it on mildly prepped wood...lies. It has horrid reviews

Gel stains...I definitely prefer them if I'm working on anything vertical (as opposed to turning the piece this way and that).

I bought Fusion paint recently. Like chalk paint, it purportedly doesn't require much prep work. I don't know why I decided to use it...something different to try? Plus it's for an entry way table that I could really give two fucks about but I only bought it 6 months ago so I can't very well donate it yet. I guess I could make such a mess of it that it would HAVE to be scrapped. Hmmmm.

I built a ramp for my do to get out our back slider and down two stairs (which is really stupid when she has to go down 14 wood stairs when we let her upstairs at night/return in the morning). But I have an idea about that too. I BUILT the ramp though. I will post a pic. My parents would be so proud.






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03-18-2017 06:53 PM
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Ta dum!! 33

It only started coming apart about 3 times. I *think* it's solid now (definitely solid for her; not sure about my 200lb husband).


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Regarding our stairs inside, I'm buying one of those natural rubber grip pads meant to go under an area rug or runner. I don't want a rug going up my stairs (instead I have a tread on each stair) so it's going to look fugly for a time (just grip with a tread on top of every stair). BUT, she's unstoppable these past couple weeks and my stupid husband just lets her run down the stairs; she stumbled and sprained a front paw/ankle last week. So a strip of natural rubber grip running the length of the stairs *ought* to lessen the chances of that. She's only allowed up and down the stairs to go up to bed and down in the morning; I have a baby gate at the bottom of the stairs. hah

One day I'll let her die but it won't be from neglect.






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That looks like a lot of work, good job! High end pet related products are a real growth industry right now.





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Yeah, good job! I wish I had known you back when my mom had her handyman friend build her a big elaborate. complicated ramp/porch extension. That looks a whole lot simpler and functional.






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It looks like a 4x8 sheet of 3/4' plywood screwed to a couple pieces of 4x4. Is that for the dog?






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I'm going to have to build one for my Newfoundland, he's 14 and his hips are starting to give out on him. He has to go up and down a set of steps just like that to get outside. Other than that he's perfectly healthy and still loves going on walks, but when his back legs give out it takes him a minute to get back up.





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(03-20-2017 10:36 AM)Maggot Wrote:  It looks like a 4x8 sheet of 3/4' plywood screwed to a couple pieces of 4x4. Is that for the dog?

Yeah it's for the dog but I wanted it sturdy enough to handle the weight of an adult too.

I dunno what it is. *embarassed* I go to the scrap section and yes, I'd say it's 1/2-3/4 inch plywood but about 32 inches wide. I had them cut the posts for me out of fir because I don't have a real saw. I connected the flat piece to the sloped piece with a couple 45 degree hinges on the bottom (that didn't quite make it sturdy enough or the flat to slope I was looking for so I used a second set of connectors on top and just used one of those things that holds things really tight (clearly the name escapes me now) and whacked them a couple times with a hammer to allow them to transition from flat to down. FINALLY, I put a once inch square piece right up next to the door and attached the top to that vs the door trim. That was too thin/flimsy.

There ya' go. Chop, chop Sally.
I'm also going ahead and refinishing the cheap entry table I got 4 months or so ago.i've already started with the drawers but I'll post a pic. I'm letting some of the lighter brown show tharough the darker brown I bought; so far, so good.And easy. I like easy.

I must catch up soon (when my daughter's at school). I don't know what happened but she's been asking for my help (or just listening)for the past 8 weeks or there abouts. I don't get any timt to myself after dinner. She's too old for this. Me too.






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