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QLine Finishing Oils and Another Striped Bench | Killer b. Designs

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QLine Finishing Oils and Another Striped Bench

Have you heard of QLine Finishing Oils? They recently contacted me to see if I’d like to try them out. To quote the product description, “Uno is a natural impregnation oil product made of vegetable oil and natural resin.  Used for staining and sealing wood floors, furniture and woodwork.  Uno hardens in the wood similar to varnish however without creating a film on the wood’s surface.  This finishing oil, rich in natural resins, offers a very high resistance to wear and tear while enhancing the grain and letting the wood breathe.” Yes, you read that right! It’s natural and has no VOC’s. That means this preggo can stain again! And since my new focus is on greener living, this was the perfect partnership. I was sent two sample pots, in Old Pine and Charcoal. They also sent a finishing top coat to give it a nice, finished sheen.

With two contrasting colors, I knew the perfect project to showcase them was a Modern Striped Bench.  I made things a little easier on myself this time by making the legs straight 90’s instead of 45’s and using pocket holes for hidden hardware.

I love the way the stain took to the wood. I used one coat, and applied it with an old worn out sock. It went on smoothly while enhancing the natural grain. Oh, and did I mention that it smelled heavenly? Not that awful permeating reek of traditional stains, this stuff smelled like warm oil. It was so nice to be able to take my time and not feel like I had to rush to keep from gassing myself.

I stained all the pieces prior to assembly, then came back with a small brush and filled in the pocket holes and dings in the wood with more stain. I gave it two days to dry out and cure, then used another old sock to rub on the top coat. I stuck with just one coat because I was happy with the subtle satin sheen.

I’m so thrilled with this product that I’ll definitely be ordering a stash for all staining projects in the future. It’s so amazing to finally find a natural, fume-free staining product that’s easy on the environment. I highly recommend you go check out QLine Finishing Oils, as well as their other products! And check back later this week for a contest to win $75 worth of QLine products!

*This is a sponsored post. Products were provided by QLIneShop.com, but all opinions are my own.*

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  1. Jake

    Killer, the QLine line of product really do a nice job. I am always looking for alternatives to stains, polys, and paint. As for the bench I am interested in the vertical orientation of the center top piece. Should really add a lot of strength.

    1. Brooke

      Thanks Jake! They really are super sturdy. That center board provides a ton of support, being perpendicular to the other two. Plus, they’re cheap and easy to build! I used reclaimed boards so it was a bit tougher to get them straight and flush, but it was worth it

  2. Qlineshop (@qlineshop)

    Is that Cedar or Pine? It came out great :)

    1. Brooke

      Thank you! They’re reclaimed pine studs. I’m a sucker for saving scraps.

  3. Sarah

    Ohhhh this sounds like what I am looking for! I just finished building a new 8×4 patio table and was looking for something different then the “usual” stain. I am going to check out there product line and see what looks good! Thanks for bring it to our attention! By the way I love the bench! My Dad used to build those all the time and I learned my building skills from him. 😉
    Thanks again!
    ~Sarah!

  4. Tsu Dho Nimh

    The bench is nice, but that barn siding is AWESOME! Where is the building?

    1. Brooke

      Thank you! It’s the barn next to our house. It’s rough cut cedar, grayed out over time. It’s about 17 years old now. We still have some of the cedar siding left and I’m just waiting to figure out what to make with it!

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