Thursday, January 6, 2011

Our 'Block Work' leg is completed!

In two previous posts we showed you what we had been doing to repair a chair leg which the toe had  broken off of.  We started by gluing a new block of wood on, which you can read about in this post...

 Our next task was to carve and re-shape the block to match the existing leg.  This step is critical in making it so that the casual observer would never notice it was ever broken.  You can read about it in this post....

Now we have the work just about completed. In the photo to the left you can see the leg after it was stained then scuff sanded.  The scuff sanding step is crucial to a smooth finish.  We use a very fine sand paper, 320 grit, to knock off any burrs in the stain, and polish it to perfect smoothness.

The final step, which we just completed, was to to apply two coats of sealer, then two coats of 'top coat' to create a beautiful Satin finish.  The stain we used was an English Oak.  What do you think?  looks pretty good doesn't it?  Would you assume it had ever been broken?

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