The Window Seat is Done!

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March 20, 2013 by stpaulhaus

Just kidding.  I wish.  Damnit.

Last time I left off here with the freshly painted cabinets and the top still encased in plastic:

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I did, however, make a really small bit of progress by finally getting the two separate 12 ft boards screwed together using my trusty Kreg Jig to take the 16in wide bench top.

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The manufacturer suggests that boards should be 6 in wide or less when edge joining. I did not read that until after I bought the boards, and you would have had to hold a gun to my head to pack up and exchange a 10 in x 12ft  long board.  I decided just to edge join them anyway.  Seems to be okay so far–hopefully it doesn’t break into 1 million ass splintering pieces as soon as someone sits on it. imageAfter screwing it together, the whole thing got a nice sanding and I threw on a couple of different stain options on the back side just to test it out.  I actually used 3 different ones here, but the 2 on the left look almost the same and you can’t really see a difference in this photo–or in real life for that matter.

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I did go with the one on the far right.  It should turn out a little darker than pictured above, as that is only one coat and I plan to do two. Plus it always darkens just a hair when you put on the final seal coat.  The color, if you are at all curious, is ‘Red Mahogany’ and I thought it looked nice with the shelving in the built-in that we just finished not to long ago. I decided to stay away from the really dark (almost black) finishes because I didn’t think that it would blend well with the other wood tones in the room. Now that I am thinking about it, this color also matched well with the stools at the peninsula.

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One small stop closer to a reveal. I did have a very busy weekend, so I wasn’t able to get too much done.  I am hoping to finish it off by Sunday night.  Wish me luck and productivity.

What do you think about the stain color? Anyone else out there making cool things with a kreg jig? I just love that thing!

3 thoughts on “The Window Seat is Done!

  1. I got so excited with the title of this post, ha! But you are SO CLOSE to calling it done. I send encouragement from California! :)

  2. […] check out the previous posts about the window seat here. […]

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