|L-shaped outside molding on the corners, |
being filled and sanded, nail holes filled.
|Kress helping with the staining|
|First coat: |
|Second coat, also Minwax: Old Maple, in a one-shot stain & |
polyurethane. On its own, the maple is really yellowy, but the
combination is sort of a warm, dark, almost-cherry color.
|The top got a VERY thick layer of clear sealant, to water-|
proof the top in case of spills or leaks from the tank.
|Drying. Sure is dusty in there. Which is what happens when |
you build a frame and leave it in the garage for seven years.
- very light buffing with a very fine sandpaper to remove any residual nicks and bubbles in the finish, just in case there are some I can't see
- Attach the doors, and the knobs to the doors
- Attach the slidey-feet so the wood won't mar the laminate in the house
- Put it in the living room, and begin working on the aquarium itself!