I spent the week just as I predicted in my last post. Several evenings this week were spent filling nail holes, sanding and applying three coats of Minwax Polyshades. I have to admit that this Polyshades goop is a decent product to work with and results in what appears to be quite a durable finish. While not my usual way of finishing, its perfect for something such as this kitchen island, where durability and resistance to moisture is of paramount importance.
The particular color that I am using is referred to bu Minwax as pecan. As I stated before, it is a little more amber than my existing cabinetry, but close enough that it’s not too jarring when viewed side-by-side. Application of this product is basically the same as shellac. Apply a coat, wait for it to dry ( 6 hours) and buff with 0000 steel wool before the next coat is applied. So three consecutive evenings found me on the kitchen floor applying the finish.
Flash back to the birth of this particular workbench.
Now on with the dog and pony show….
….and a look at the mixer lift. which is a big hit with the wife.
Not too bad for converting an old workbench into a kitchen island. The wife is happy, which means I am as well. At least until the next “Honey-Do” mission is assigned.
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