Throughout the week, I did some sanding on my chair and purchased a beautiful dark stain. I was pretty excited to do my homework and give staining a try.
But then I realized something Alonzo said the first week about how I should stain my pair of chairs together so I could make sure the stain coloring matched. I had broken one of the legs on the second chair accidentally and wasn’t sure if it was salvageable or not. I decided to let Alonzo give me an assessment.
When I arrived to our last class with my broken chair in hand, I couldn’t believe the progress one of my classmates had made on his beautiful end table. He did an amazing job!
Alonzo assessed the progress on our furniture–I realized I wasn’t the only one who hadn’t quite gotten to the staining portion. Phew!
Because of our confusion last week, Alonzo then re-taught us about washcoats and scuff sanding.
Aha! It was all making sense now.
He took it step-by-step and showed us all the different layers and why you would want to use each layer–it was much clearer the second go-around!
The last part of class, Alonzo gave us some free time to work on our projects. It was great to have the time with him one-on-one. Some needed to sand. Some tested out staining. And some touched up their projects.
He took a gander at my sad 2nd chair and told me that it would be fine and I could fix it pretty easily. My chair would just need a date with some clamps and wood glue! This is going to be so fun to work on now that I know what to do.
I loved this class, and Alonzo is awesome! It was SO satisfying to see my chair and my classmates’ projects transform into something beautiful.