Friday, September 17, 2010
This summer I had to take a break during the construction of the cherry sideboard to take on a commission to build some pedestals for a bridal shop. The project consisted of six step-up platforms for clients to stand on while getting fitted for their dresses. The shop owner wanted the tops to be hardwood, and to match the antique mahogany colored flooring she just had installed. While real mahogany would have looked great, it simply wasn't practical for this application. So I went with hard maple for durability. But how could I make it match the flooring? I drew upon my experience in making an antique finish for mahogany, and ended up with a result that I was very happy with. This video goes through my finish schedule in detail - bringing mahogany to the masses!
Download the high resolution version here.