In case you missed it, here are the previous links for this now-completed project:
Last February I stained & waterproofed the top of my girl cave workbench. I only did the top because I didn’t think it would matter if I left the rest natural wood, and I needed the top waterproofed stat, since my stained glassing was leaving ugly waters spots on the MDF. But after living with it for a few months I decided the rest really needed to be stained. I knew it wouldn’t take long, and it didn’t. So last week after work I cleared everything off the top and shelf, and pulled it away from the wall. Then added 1 coat of stain:
Immediate improvement. I let it cure overnight, then polyurethaned it the following afternoon. On the 3rd day I pushed it back against the wall & put everything back onto/into it. It looks amazing:
A few days later I decided it was high time I actually hung a shelf above the workbench, something I’ve been meaning to do for like 2 years. I found an old cat shelf in the basement, already painted [score] and some old brackets, and spent about 5 minutes measuring, drilling, and hanging it up:
It’s so handy for the stained glass supplies that I don’t use all the time:
I also screwed a hook into the wall below the shelf to hold my respirator & goggles:
So with the red bookcase all done, and the workbench all done, my art studio is ready to produce some art!