March 21, 2018

Gray Ash Industrial Table

When I was a teen, I would go to Girl's Camp for a short week each summer. When girls would come into the cafeteria late, the whole cafeteria would sing this camp song AT them about "lateness". This song ends in the whole room shouting three times, "You're late, you're late, you're late!" My post is late, consider me sing to.

Looking for a fabulous gray for any project! This one is for you! 



If you're looking for table blueprints, this is the place: link

FINISHING Directions

1.] SAND: Here's the labor portion. You want to use a hand sander and 80 grit sandpaper to make sure the wood is opened up, then sanded with 120 to smooth it a little. We did this before constructing the ladder, since that's much easier. 

2.] STAIN: Weatherwood released a new stain that can turn oak into a beautiful driftwood gray, called Light Oaking. This product can work on any wood, so it's less complicated than some of their other products.

3.] SEAL: To seal the furniture use Weatherwood Stain's Varnish and decide how much sheen you want. This is Satin Varnish and it's applied the same way as normal varnish, either brush it on or spray it on. Applying up to three coats for the best protection. Spraying is usually faster and will give such professional looking results. I recommend applying a light coat, then letting that dry. Then layering heavier coats. That will keep the topcoat from changing the stain color too much.

How pretty is this? The best part, it's practical too. Grays are such a difficult color to nail, but this will give you the perfect driftwood color. Light Oaking is layer-able, so for darker shades, apply two coats. It's a perfect look for this home and yours. 

If you're looking for other projects using Light Oaking, check out how we replicated DIY Restoration Hardware Reclaimed Gray Oak Table. The Light Oaking is simply gorgeous and so easy to use. I'd love to see your Weatherwood projects.
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