Workshop to record woodworking videos in Spanish and English

Painting the woodworking shop and the DIY combination machine

Como ya comenté cuando cubrí la pared de mi taller casero de carpintería con machihembrado de colores (esa pared tan colorida que veis de fondo en mis vídeos), tengo un problema con la humedad en el garaje en el cual tengo mi taller. Y además de la humedad que entra por esa pared, aún tengo otra pared que mete aún más humedad, por lo que me animé a levantar una “pared de madera” separada medio metro, dejando un pasillo detrás. Pero los colorines y las paredes oscuras no son buenos para la iluminación a la hora de grabar mis vídeos de carpintería de madera en Español.

Painting the walls of the workshop in white

Making a wall with doors and painting it

I made that second wooden wall with some old doors that a friend gave me, and that came in handy to save me some money instead of buying the boards and wooden strips needed to make a wooden wall. The only drawback is that the look of the doors is not what I like to show in the videos, so I decided to give them a coat of white paint.

Painting in white the wall made of doors

I didn’t want to complicate too much, and I used a white water-based paint which I diluted with almost 30% water to make it very easy to apply. I also didn’t want to complicate things, so instead of taking the kitchen cabinet away and taking the base with wheels where the drill lathe used to be away, I protected the kitchen cabinet with some painter’s tape. Then I started painting the doors, covering them one by one with the white paint, stretching the paint with long brush strokes before moving on to the next door. And as I had prepared too much paint, I gave a second coat to the doors. That second coat of paint improved its appearance a lot.

Painting the DIY combination machine

DIY combination machine before painting it

I’ve also been wanting to add some color to the DIY combination machine for a while. My idea was that when recording my videos that would enhance the contrast with the very light wood I usually use. I thought about painting the top board black and then varnish it, but it would surely soon end up totally scratched, ugly and worn by use.

That’s why I decided to apply a walnut color stain. It is very easy to apply by rubbing it with a cloth (if you follow my videos in YouTube you will see that in the end I painted the top of my combined woodworking table black. And I applied a couple of coats of varnish. This way the wood pieces slide better on the table top). I remind you that above, in the “woodworking projects” tab, you have the links to all the posts of this woodworking blog where I show how I made this homemade combination machine and many other woodworking and DIY projects. Most of them with step by step woodworking videos.

Painting the miter saw cabinet

Painting the miter saw cabinet

Y además de pintar la pared del taller y la mesa de trabajo, aproveché para pintar de blanco el armario de la ingletadora. Con la pared toda blanca el mueble de pino no se puede decir que quedase muy bien, en cambio ahora queda perfectamente a juego con la pared. Este mueble de la ingletadora es lo que más trabajo me dio pintar, ya que tiene un montón de recovecos en los que hay que meter la pintura, por lo que empecé poniendo el mueble con las patas hacia arriba para pintar con comodidad la parte inferior. Lo volví a poner de pie y terminé de pintar la parte superior.

Workshop wall after applying two coats of white paint

After painting this miter saw cabinet I gave the second coat to the “wooden wall” (the second coat I mentioned before). And then I took advantage of the little paint that I still had left to also give a second coat to the inside of the cabinet.

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