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Old 08-14-2013, 02:59 PM   #15
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The bulk heads are ribbon Mahogany, perhaps, ribbon Sapela, an African Mahogany. As far as the finish, the panels had lacquer on them the best I could tell when I got them. I sanded them down and ended up using Captains Spar Varnish 1015 on them. I tried Captains interior varnish 975. It was dead flat, beautiful, elegant, but I choose to go the way I did. I would use the 975 on my furniture, gladly. It laid down sweet without much effort. I am no expert with varnish. With the 1015 I fight air bubbles even when I stir slowly and quietly. I sanded between coats. I am not trying to get a piano finish and could not even if I was. Anyway I will post a pic of what the varnish looks like on solid wood.

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Old 08-15-2013, 10:08 AM   #16
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Here is the shower ready for varnish. Still needs a little trim. Wanted you to see it before clean it up. It is a messy job. I taped off areas and then pulled it off as soon as I could so the epoxy wouldn't trap blue tape.

By the way the other wall area around shower is painted Okuome 1088 European imported plywood. The best I know off. It is epoxied too.

I still have to take a pic of the varnish on solid Sapale.

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Old 08-15-2013, 11:58 AM   #17
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That is turning out very nice indeed. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:09 AM   #18
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Well here are the pictures of the varnished Sapale I said I would post. ( by the way I spell it differently all the time) 3 coats Captain's Spar Varnish. I am not getting a flawless finish but it isn't bad. How does a person know when to stop is a big question?

For the record, what I did was slice thick, about and 1/8" veneers, of exceptional straight ribbon stock and face glued it to only nice ribbon stock. I believe I can do all the cabinets with the same look with the amount of stock I have. It was a lot of work and almost a gallon of glue but I think it will be worth it.

I have to remember it is only a trailer, Airstream or not, and that my wife wants to enjoy it and not worry about dinging up things. And I agree. But then again my name goes on it so it is a real conflict. I think I will settle for make it nice and enjoy it. I couldn't build a piano if I tried.

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