I won't mention just how many times I was tempted to make firewood from the whole thing..It's probably the paint that kept me from it. LOL
The seat is yellow pine from some 2x12 sliced and diced. The stain is white vinegar and steel wool finished with first BLO then some paste wax. The vinegar and steel wool has become my favorite go-to stain. I might even experiment a bit, make a large batch and perhaps try to store it in a large glass jar. It doesn't really have to be covered as it will form a skin on top to seal it from too much evaporation as long as it's used in a reasonable time frame. In fact, don't cover it at all the first couple of days or all you'll get it some murky looking vinegar. It has to get plenty of oxygen when the steel wool is dissolving in the vinegar. This particular batch sat out for about a month and I just stirred the skin down into the liquid with no problems..I'm not sure how much sawdust actually settled on the surface to aid in the skin forming..
I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
Marty or Marty Farty if you feel mean.
Last edited by allpurpose; 09-29-2020 at 09:39 AM.