Flat Screen Table Build #5: Finishing.....

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Blog entry by Brodan posted 01-11-2015 02:37 PM 1869 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After gluing up the cabinet and then the legs/skirt assembly, I screwed in the corner braces and clamped the top to the cabinet. I cut a rabbit inside the cabinet and used oak “L” brackets to clamp the top, which will allow for seasonal movement of the top.

I screwed the cabinet to the bottom plate. To allow for seasonal movement of the bottom, I elongated the holes. I then used “l” brackets and rabbits to attach the bottom assembly (legs/skirt) to the cabinet assembly.
Might have been “overkill” accounting for growth but the last thing I want is for the glue joints to break apart.

Being Maple, I rubbed on a solution of diluted shellac, lightly sanded and then stained with min wax red mahogany, which I was not happy with. I then applied several coats of General Finishes Vintage Cherry dye stain, followed by a coat of shellac sprayed on.

-- Dan, TN

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#1 posted 01-12-2015 01:28 PM

That is nice – I especially like the way the legs meet the base.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#2 posted 01-12-2015 05:15 PM

Thanks and I love your quote.

-- Dan, TN

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#3 posted 01-15-2015 12:57 AM

Read through the blog series. Good details of this build. For your first furniture project, you have done one hell of a job. Should be proud of yourself !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 01-15-2015 01:42 AM

Thanks kdc68. I appreciate your comments and your advice on the finishing. I am pretty happy with it. I’m looking forward to finishing the 2nd leaded glass door panel in the next day or so. Then final fit and fasten hinges ( I went with a piano hinge) . Then I’ll take them off and put the finish on the frames. Put glides on the feet and put it to use.

-- Dan, TN

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