Sleigh Bed build from American Ash – Any suggestions on finishes?
Just joined this forum today, from the Shetland Islands in the UK.
This is quite a special project for me in more ways than one, I am a Marine Engineer to trade and haven’t done much fine wood working like this, Built a few sheds and house extensions on my own house, but nothing like this before.
What sent me down the road was when my grandparents passed away 2 years ago, I was left along with all the other grandchildren a small amount of money, and have sat on it wondering what to do with it. I came up with the idea to build a bed from wood which would last several lifetimes, so i got on to Rhino and designed this and it is now built as you can see from the photos.
I am quite happy with how it has come out, but am struggling on what finish to use to bring the grain out on both the dark and light wood, i have tried several things on scrap pieces, Danish Oil, Linseed Oil, Poly but none of it is bringing the grain in the lighter parts up the way i would like, the darker wood is coming out fine. Any opinions / comments are welcome.