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Re: Staining
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2012, 10:34:17 AM »
Very nice! That looks sturdily built! Last forever...


You could try spray-painting it silver or matte-black! Otherwise, I'd probably lean towards a dark stain like mahogany if you want to showcase the wood. Then seal it with poly.
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Re: Staining
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2012, 10:48:44 AM »
Actually you should finish all sides the same whether you can see it or not. Wood is always taking on or releasing moisture depending on its surroundings. If only one side is sealed it will do this unevenly and result in warping and cracking.
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+1 Especially with your construction the slats will allow water through and never under estimate the power of water to run on the underside of wood.

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Re: Staining
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2012, 11:39:03 AM »
I own a number of wood tables and none of them are finished on the underside.  Do it if you like, but I think it's unnecessary work.

As far as water getting through the slats, I would be more concerned about dampness between the slats than water on the underside.

A table as solid as that one looks, I don't think you need to worry about water causing any structural damage.  By the time that thing rots, we'll all be too old to lift kettles. 

Unless you plan to leave it outside in the elements.  That would be a whole different story.
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Re: Staining
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2012, 12:07:40 PM »
no - no elements - its home will be against the wall in my garage. 
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Re: Staining
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2012, 07:30:49 PM »
Looking good Paul.
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Re: Staining
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2012, 07:04:47 AM »
well, I got lazy and didn't do the two undersides.  I think I will poly them though to seal it.

here's a pic of how it looks so far - first coat of poly goes on tonight, then hopefully the second on saturday and maybe, just maybe I might be able to do my first brew session on Sunday.



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Re: Staining
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2012, 09:31:49 AM »
well, I got lazy and didn't do the two undersides.  I think I will poly them though to seal it.

here's a pic of how it looks so far - first coat of poly goes on tonight, then hopefully the second on saturday and maybe, just maybe I might be able to do my first brew session on Sunday.




Looking good blatz!
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Re: Staining
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2012, 09:38:11 AM »
Very nice work Paul...and sturdy looking as well!

Many gallons of beer to be brewed from that stand. :)
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Re: Staining
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2012, 02:29:35 PM »
Looking good.
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Re: Staining
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2012, 12:39:25 PM »
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Re: Staining
« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2012, 06:54:22 PM »
Great Looking control panel and stand.
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Re: Staining
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2012, 12:31:45 PM »
Is the poly resistant enough to heat to set the kettles right on the stand, or do you plan to put some sort of insulation in between?  I'd consider putting a sheet of silicone rubber under each vessel.  I'm sure you can get that at McMaster-Carr, but you could probably find something less expensive - like a silicone pot holder or baking mat - in the cooking & baking aisle at Target or Walmart.
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Re: Staining
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2012, 12:34:45 PM »
thanks for the head's up - I did buy cork mats to go under each one - maybe I should look into silicone instead.
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