This funky retro diner is an iconic Jon Jansen chair, and it was started and finished yesterday. This includes cleaning, sanding, staining, varnishing and upholstery. Whahoo!
I remembered to take a few progress photos this time around. Normally I don't as I forget in my excitement to start lol.
This first one is during the sanding process. I used an electric Black & Decker palm sander for the flat sides and sanded the legs and curves by hand. Remember to wear a dust mask every time you sand, as well as ear muffs when using electric sanders. Safety first peeps!
This next photo is when adding stain. The colour is a warm brown and is simply applied using a soft, lint-free cloth. Disposable gloves are essential! While I'm waiting for the stain to dry I started working on the upholstery. My stain takes about 4 hours.
And lastly I give it a coat of varnish. If you click on the photo to enlarge it you'll see the word VARNISH written on my brush. I use this brush only for varnish, carefully washing and drying it each time and storing in a bag when not in use. Doing that limits any lint, dirt or paint getting into the finish.