Sconce – not finished, but finish applied

I put the first coats of finish on the sconce tonight.  One coat of medium brown dye, and one coat of BLO, rubbed in with 0000 steel wool.  It’s a little darker than I’d like, but pretty close to the original finish.  I think it will also lighten up a bit as the oil dries.

I like the copper inlay bars, it gives it a little “pop” in person.  I think the finish is a skosh too dark, but I’ll reserve judgement until it’s done.  The stiles should be 1/4″ longer on the bottom, and I think I’d add the cloud lift detail on the lower side rails.  The Ebony bars are a little too thick, and a little too short.  It doesn’t look bad, it’s just not as “identical” as I’d like.

I plan to put two or three coats of Tried & True oil/wax on this and then call it “done”.  Any little blotchy spots that remain will get blended in with some steel wool.  Next weekend I should be able to get the glass panels made, and wrap this up.

Sconce, Dyed and One Coat of Linseed Oil

Sconce, Dyed and One Coat of Linseed Oil

Drying

Drying

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One more view

Original Gamble Sconce for Comparison

Original Gamble Sconce for Comparison

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Sconce – not finished, but finish applied

  1. Very nice! I like it and the curved top turned out really well.

  2. Looks perfect to me!

  3. Thanks Jeff, Marilyn!

    I was concerned about the color being a little uneven, but as it dried overnight it evened out nicely. Whew!

    The glass for this is on order and should arrive Friday, I’m eager to get it all completed.

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