Victorian Library Build Day Six August 24, 2011

Victorian Library Oak Stained with Minwax Jacobean

After five days of woodwork we finally stained the cabinetry today. We also stained all 32 shelves and put a coat of sealer on them. We are using Minwax Jacobean stain which looks like a dark walnut. It matches quite nicely to the oak banister we built last summer as well as the fireplace in the attached parlor.

I promise to take better pictures, not from my iPhone, when we’re done.
Cabinetry Stained

Below you can see a makeshift rack I built out of spare wood we had from the project. Considering how many shelves we have and how many steps we have, a rack will allow us to do them all at once and let them dry. Other techniques involve using eye hooks to hang them from the ceiling but this seemed easier.

Rack for shelves to dry

One Comments
JR August 26th, 2011

I’m liking the two ladders in that pic. Putting the DuBoises to shame.

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