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Farmhouse Table w_Buffet #9: Finish and Deliver!

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Blog entry by Smitty_Cabinetshop posted 05-14-2015 09:30 PM 1455 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sorry, but there just aren’t bunch of pics for this installment… I did show the ‘client’ several stain choices, and they picked ‘double coverage’ of Early American 203 (as I recall).

Made good use of Minwax’ Wood Conditioner, then stained tops apart from bases (those got primer, of course, then acrylic latex ‘White’, several coats for good coverage.

Table top shows planes marks (they wanted, I obliged), to good effect.

Last trick was rubbing out the three-coat poly / danish oil finishes on the buffet and farmhouse table. Liberal use of wax and steel wool, dry for a half-hour, buff out and done. Made for a very nice-to-the-touch finish.

My daughter kindly posed with the completed set prior to delivery. The table is large, but sure looks smallish in the background!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --



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ToddJB

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#1 posted 05-14-2015 09:44 PM

Finished product is great. Super job, Smitty.

With this one under the belt will you welcome more commissions in the future?

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 05-14-2015 10:13 PM

I think so, Todd,

Thanks!

Project post is done.

Click for details

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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Mark Kornell

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#3 posted 05-14-2015 10:34 PM

Classic look, good job.

How did your initial time estimate compare to actual?

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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putty

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#4 posted 05-14-2015 10:36 PM

Nice work Smitty, make sure the new owners have a link to the blog and project post.

-- Putty

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Mean_Dean

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#5 posted 05-15-2015 12:15 AM

Great job getting them to the finish line!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Todd Barrone

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#6 posted 05-15-2015 01:07 AM

Nice looking set.

-- "The Cedar King"

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terryR

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#7 posted 05-15-2015 12:58 PM

Nice work, Smitty!
The finish looks great.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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Mauricio

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#8 posted 05-15-2015 03:44 PM

great job Smitty they came out great!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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duckmilk

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#9 posted 05-16-2015 04:16 AM

I like it. Good job on matching all those legs.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 05-16-2015 04:04 PM

That furniture is beautiful. You do nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#11 posted 05-16-2015 05:04 PM

Thank you, Charles! And everyone else for the comments!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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AnthonyReed

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#12 posted 05-18-2015 06:54 PM

Stellar work Smitty.

-- ~Tony

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stefang

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#13 posted 05-19-2015 12:53 PM

Great project and beautiful results (both your daughter and the tables).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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