July 10, 2019

Architectural Headboard in Smoked Oak & Santa Croce, Florence

I had to visit the famous old church called Santa Croce because my fav guy Michelangelo is buried there.🎨 But there was so, so much awesomeness happening!!

St Frances started this particular church ⛪️ & monastery for the Franciscan monks that follow him. The monks still have a leather shop here. πŸ‘œ πŸ’€

The church is from 1200’s and has famous frescos from the early renaissance greats! This ancient alter from the before the renaissance. Amazing!πŸ‘¨πŸ»‍🎨 

Check out Michelangelo's gorgeous alter below. And he's not the only guy buried here. He is accompanied by Dante, Galileo & Machiavelli. 


This stain is Restoration and it  will turn most wood types a warm, rustic brown.



1] SAND: To achieve this look, start with a raw wood surface.The wood must be sanded, you can have it sent through a large sanding machine at the mill or you can sand it really well with a hand sander. You should start with 80 grit and then 120 grit. (You can do a finish sand at the end, at 220 or above.)

2] STAIN: Applying the Restoration stain is like a piece of cake, read "even easier than typical stains." Using a large brush and drench the wood with stain. (See above video, also shown on oak.) Let the wood air dry for 60 minutes.

3] DARKEN: Applying the Weatherwood Clear Maintenance Oil application is just like your typical wood stain application. You brush or wipe it onto wood, allow 5-10 minutes for it to penetrate, then wipe of excess. Allow to cure 48 hours.

4.] SEAL: If your project is on a high traffic or water area, you will want to let the OIL cure for 48 hours, then seal overtop with 2-3 coats of Weatherwood Varnish, allowing 30 minutes between coats.

 The texture on this oak just makes the color POP, don't you think? This stain will turn most wood species this shade. 
Don't forget blog readers save 10% on Weatherwood orders, Code: welcome10. See you tomorrow at our rocking party!

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