Last week I arrived home from work and Jay said that he needed my assistance. Now, he doesn’t often ask me for help so I had no idea what to expect. Apparently he needed my finishing skills, such as they are. He has recently received more responsibility at work and needs a better way to set up the work area on his desk, which will include two computer monitors.
He had drawn up something in SketchUp and had already cut out all of his pieces by the time that I arrived home.
This organizer has a few shelves plus two “ears” for the two monitors.
Jay wanted this to be dark so I used Red Mahogany stain on the pine. I have to say that I really love how the grain showed up with this stain.
I then put three layers of gloss polyurethane on all of the pieces. Gloss is my go-to finish. I LOVE the look of it on wood.
Once all of the pieces were dry Jay then assembled it using the new pneumatic brad nailer that he received for Christmas.
He took it to work and set it up. He doesn’t have the second monitor yet, but so far he loves it. His boss said that I did a good job with the finish, too.