Here's a fun bike coaster. I made it at Techshop! http://www.techshop.ws
Step 1: Design and Cut
I used Corel Draw to design it. I completely cut out the bike with the laser cutter.
Step 2: Stain
I took all the pieces apart.
I stained the bike mahogany.
Stained the outside pieces golden pecan.
Using a rag, dip it in stain and apply to the bike. For the outside coaster, make sure you go with the grain.
Step 3: Glue
I used wood glue and a paint brush. Paint the outside of the pieces and place in the coaster. Once all the pieces are in place, let dry. I purposefully made the bike proud of the rest of the coaster, but didn't make too good of a surface if you want to sand after.
Step 4: Clear Finish
Once the glue has dried, it's ready for a clear coat. I used a water based urethane. Apply in the direction of the grain and let dry. I applied two coats