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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobus View Post
    I own a ~100 year-old house, and they didn't build them with closet space like we do today.
    I'm in a similar situation. My house was built in the early 1950's. The bedrooms have small closets. The master BR has a "walk-in" (you can take *one* step into it. ) Thankfully, there is a full basement, but half of that has been finished into an entertainment area with a 6 foot long dry bar, pool table and seating, which means storage, workshop and mechanical space is reduced down there as well.

    I used to do a bit of woodworking and have a lot of plans drawn out for projects, but I lack the funds needed to do them. Creating under-bed storage is one such. Cedar storage of some kind is another idea.

    Nice looking project @Kitfoxdave. Looking forward to seeing the end result.
    John

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    Nice work Dave!

    For those of you that like natural finishes... about ten years ago a guy that builds custom furniture for a living introduced me to this... https://www.triedandtruewoodfinish.c...l-wood-finish/

    Unless I'm doing a urethane finish (in which case it's marine grade) it is all use now.
    Tulach Ard

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacKenzie View Post
    Nice work Dave!

    For those of you that like natural finishes... about ten years ago a guy that builds custom furniture for a living introduced me to this... https://www.triedandtruewoodfinish.c...l-wood-finish/

    Unless I'm doing a urethane finish (in which case it's marine grade) it is all use now.
    I haven't tried that product, but I used to use plain boiled linseed oil on almost everything. I still love the smell of it and the way that it brings out the wood's natural beauty. I always applied it like I was told was traditional: with bare hands, rubbing and rubbing and rubbing until it was hot and well-worked into the wood. With several applications, it really gives a wonderful satiny finish that I prefer for antique items where I don't want a hardened tung oil finish. Beeswax over the top seals it against absorbing dirt and grime over time, but I cheat and use a blended paste wax.

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    Finishing

    I am very happy with the Waterloo products, easy to maintain over the decades. My sgian dubh (picture elsewhere on this forum...) is done in the tradition linseed oil method... coat a day for a week, coat a week for a month, coat a Month for a year... plan on rubbing in beeswax on that when it is time. Cherry burl and curly maple handle, Sheffield steel Damascus blade.

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    I'm frequently amazed at the depth and breadth of the knowledge and skills of the membership. This thread is one of those times.

    Very nice project. I wish I knew someone with big enough boots to get me into the shop to attempt even a poor version. Unfortunately, my other half is small and has tiny feet.

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