Myrtle Anniversary Shaker Table #4: Ewww Pretty

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Blog entry by DoctorDan posted 07-10-2010 09:20 AM 1302 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Sticking Together - Glue Up Tips Part 4 of Myrtle Anniversary Shaker Table series Part 5: Breadboards »

The center pieces for the Shaker Table is fiddleback (an alternating grain pattern) Tasmania Myrtle (Nothofagus Cunninghamii). Although, I’ve had the timber for 12 months, only now that it’s dressed I can start to appreciate the colours and grain. In these photos I’ve splashed the table with some methylated spirits to show how the timber would looked like oiled.

Timber sourced from Boutique Timbers.

We’ve had some debate at the Woodwork Forums about pro’s and con’s of staining that white patch (see here). I’m going to wait until it’s flattened and review it then. I’m very hesitant to change it.

-- Daniel -

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#1 posted 07-10-2010 03:05 PM

Looks like you got a great start..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 07-10-2010 04:52 PM

Very nice wood. You will have a beautiful table top. I like the variation in color that comes from wood – light patches add interest.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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