This past Spring, Shane created a set of colonial beach bedroom furniture for Christianna in Virginia including bed, chest of drawers and custom end tables. I posted a photo of the blue grey on white distress painted four poster rope bed back in April and the custom vintage white Splay Leg Tables just a few days ago.
After many weeks, Shane Rodarte, custom furniture maker in Houston, Texas has completed the mahogany bedroom furniture for Gene in Massachusetts. Boy, is it gorgeous! The bed, chest of drawers, dresser, TV console and night stands feature beaded detail around the posts and drawers, and a dark walnut finish on solid mahogany. Shane handcrafted each
Ever wondered about the process for staining mahogany dark? A good furniture finish is complex. It’s more than just choosing a dark stain color and brushing it on the wood. It’s about creating depth, warmth and timeless style. Last week, Shane filmed a quick video demonstrating his shading technique for staining mahogany dark with a
Brrrrrr! It has been quite cold here in Texas for the past few weeks. We had two fairly good days last week to shove two weeks of finishing work in. Needless to say that was an impossible task. We did manage to get the Memorial Trunk completed which was on the top of my priority
After the ordeal of my wife’s medical situation right before Christmas (see her blog), the holidays, and some really crappy weather, I finally got to do some finishing this past Sunday. Although it was still below 50 degrees, and I can only finish in 65+ degrees, because that is what the instructions on the can