Bamboo & Tile Dog/Cat Bowl Platform

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About This Project

Bamboo

When I couldn't find the exact right size wood that I needed, I grabbed a piece of bamboo from my wood pile. When I ripped it in 2 pieces, there was this cool edge that resembled inlaid wood. I avoided staining it because it would have "muddied" the edge. I applied a transparent glaze on it, which kept the edge look intact. I had never worked with bamboo before -- I love it, as it required little sanding and took the finish beautifully.

Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Finish Used: 
General Finishes Glaze in Van Dyke Brown, followed by 3 coats of polyurethane