For the stain I did a few samples and we settled on a 2 to 1 ratio of TransFast mission brown and light oak dyes. Most of this finish schedule is one I learned from Carter Rich, the guy who I apprenticed for and taught me 90% of what I know about woodworking (I’ve been doing this for 10 or 12 years and he’s got about 30 years of experience on me, I bet he’s forgotten more than I’ve learned at this point). It’s similar to Jeff Jewett’s but I personally think it’s a little better. I’ve changed Carter’s process slightly to lighten the flake a bit more and to accommodate the sprayer and water based top coats I now use.
One chair stained, one to go.
The rocker bottom after the staining steps and after linseed oil but before the top-coats…
Rocker bottom after final coat of Target Coatings EM6000 lacquer.