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Default Limbert #225 footstool

This is my version of the Limbert #225 footstool.
I liked the lines of this one and that it has a drawer.
Living in a small house makes every storage space valuable.

Quartersawn white oak with mortise and tenon construction.
All built from one beautiful piece of QSWO

The pulls were made by Gerry Rucks at Arts & Crafts Hardware.http://gerryrucks.com/index.html


The original actually had a lock but I figured if someone wanted what was inside, they would just take the footstool

The lovely Mrs 2beast did the leather work for the top.

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Old Posted 03-03-2014, 12:44 AM in reply to 2beast's post "Limbert #225 footstool"
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Wow. The wood, the finish, the leather and the arched fill...

Incredible.
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Absolutely perfect!!! What is the finish? How'd you get that color?
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Holy smokes, that's nice. Lookit that figure pop!
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Old Posted 03-03-2014, 01:02 AM in reply to TobyC's post starting "Absolutely perfect!!! What is the..."
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+1 on all of the above!
Looks great!
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Absolutely perfect!!! What is the finish? How'd you get that color?

Thanks guys.
The color and finish is a multi step process but the results speak for themselves.

First I applied transtint dye in medium brown.
Since it is water based dye it will slightly raise the grain.

Lightly sand,
Apply a coat of shellac.

Lightly steel wool surface.
Apply a glaze of gel stain and then wipe off.........I used "Java" color

Apply a finish coating of shellac.
I usually hit it with paste wax after the shellac cures.

Works wonders on QSWO
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Old Posted 03-03-2014, 01:21 AM in reply to 2beast's post starting "Thanks guys. The color and finish is a..."
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Cool, thanks! I've tried Minwax red oak stain on oak, which is about that same color, but it won't sink into the oak. I guess that's where the water based stuff does it's thing.
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The problem with the Minwax, is that it covers everything with a layer of stain and muddies up the surface..

The dye soaks into the surface as a base color especially for the ray fleck.
After sealing the wood with shellac, the rays do not adsorb the glaze color so they really pop the color
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Transtint dye is the cats meow. I've used a lot of it.
Rather pricey, but it gets the job done, and well.
I mix it with lacquer sometimes and if its too light in color, just spray another coat on it.
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I really like transtint also.

I have several different colors and mixes that I use for foundation color with my QSWO projects
I would rather have a mix of colors than have all of my projects turn out the same.

Everything matching is boring

We have many antique pieces and the colors do vary so these all fit right in
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