Hallways: Working on the Details
A little cleaning and three coats of amber shellac later, much better!
Next was the corner protector. I bought this thing several years ago, just waiting for the day I' be able to put in in the hallway. It was bare oak, so I stained it with the stain formula I worked out for the baseboards on the dining room built-in which turned out to be a pretty close match to the wood here at 173.
After three coats of amber shellac (three seems to be the magic number), it was time to install it. Everything I read said to pre-drill holes and attach with finish nails. Why don't I ever listen the first time? I thought if I used my nail gun, there'd be no need for pre-drilling. Well, with the very first squeeze of the trigger, I blew out a little chunk of wood. Back to the workshop, repair, restain, reshellac, predrill holes and ta daa!...
And for good measure...closer view...
And finally, I got the curtains hung. The neat thing is the finials on the curtain rods are birds! Just felt a little whimsical!
So, with any luck, the next post really will be the final in this series!