Friday, March 5, 2010

New Printer Stand

We recently bought a new printer (Handy Man is great at comparing prices online for anything and everything we are looking to buy). The new printer we bought is a bit wider than the old one, so we started to look around for printer stands. I hated to buy a new piece of furniture just for that, but the new printer was way too big to put on either of our desks.

Of course, Handy Man did consider building a printer stand for us, but after doing some more research, he determined that we could just buy a stand at an unfinished furniture store for less money. 

It's unfortunate that sometimes nice wood is just super expensive to buy these days. Of course, if we need a specialty piece that we just can't find anywhere else, Handy Man will just build it.

Here is the stand that we bought at a local unfinished furniture store. Handy Man took it apart so it would be easier to sand and stain.
This is the top of the stand, and the bottom shelf. Handy Man said he used some 220 grit sandpaper to get a nice, smooth finish.
This is the stain that he used. Its Minwax Wood Finish, in Red Mahogany:
He used a rag to get the stain into all of the nooks and crannies:
I'm working on getting some more Handy/Crafty posts written soon. It's just been hard here lately; we are all taking turns being sick, and the five day power outage really threw me off!


Kristin said...

Oh, nice -- that looks great. I wish my DH was more handy; I'll just have to be very grateful for all the thrift stores around here. :)

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