When I left this project it was sanded down and waiting on a product by the name of Timbermate, a wood filler product recommended by fellow LJ gfadvm. Why filler? Because scraping and sanding, followed by wiping varnish, looked like this:
So it sat like this until today.
I bought the mixing base, the mahogany filler, and the dark cherry stuff gfadvm recommended as one he uses to fill mahogany to a deeper, more natural-looking tone. Yeah, I know, cherry for more natural mahogany… but get on board, okay?
I thinned it down to a malted consistency, and spread it with a putty knife, first across the grain the with it to ensure coverage.
At this point I remembered the time I had a toothache and complained to my brother about it. He stomped on my foot, and I cried. Why did you do that?? It HURT!!
Well, you’re tooth doesn’t hurt anymore, does it??
Well, the compound dried and looked scary… This all started with a split top, what the h*ll is going on??
Once dry, I sanded. And sanded a bit more. Then I got the top to a point that it seemed to make sense, the look of what was going on between wood and residual filler. Took it back into the shop and applied my super-secret 3-2-1 formula, made up super-special for just this project. And here are a couple pictures of the ‘wet’ table. The first for a wider shot, the second that is a more reflective of the actual color of the table.
I LOVE IT! More to come when it goes final, but Thank You to gfadvm, and all the LJs that offered support. Off to finish, cya!!
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