New stain and poly testing
As I mentioned in my previous post I bought some new stain so I tried it out last night. I bought a couple of little cans of polyurethane when I did my first ever stain and poly job on my son’s step stool. I have a little can of Minwax Oil-Modified poly that I used on the step stool and a Varathane water based poly. Since I am using a water based stain I figured that I would try the water based poly too.
The seat and shelves really warped when I cut down the 1×10 to size so now the dividers don’t fit correctly. They are sitting on the crown in the middle and don’t touch at the front or back so I decided to glue and tack in some supports on the sides. I am using the dividers since they are sanded down to 120 grit like everything else. I am going to sand one more of them to 220 grit to test more staining. When I stained the step stool it was only sanded to 120 and I was really happy with the way it turned out.