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Friday, April 1, 2011

Mahogany and Bamboo stand is complete

I have finished spraying the finish onto my mahogany and bamboo aquarium stand.  It's built for a 40 gallon "breeder" tank.  It features a single door.  To open the door, you simply push on it, and it springs open.  Close the door, and it latches closed.  This stand was my first attempt at making curved panel parts on the band saw, which I followed with the curved parts for my "fish stand".  The Mahogany came from some thick scrap I had purchased for $2 board/foot from Rockler in Cambridge.

The finish is a layer of rubbed-on shellac, and then 2 coats of water borne poly, sprayed on with my Accuspray HVLP gun.

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog dude! Kind of jealous, we haven't got our blog up and running quite but we're a hardwood staining company in vancouver, BC. However its quite a mess out-there but the wooden stands is really looking nice.
    Hardwood staining.