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Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #26: Spraying the Tops and Installation

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Blog entry by TungOil posted 10-02-2017 02:55 AM 3148 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 25: Finish Schedule Established and Start Spraying Part 26 of Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table series Part 27: Final Wrap Up »

With the bottoms of my table halves and leaves complete, I move on to finishing the tops. After spraying on a seal coat of EM6000 gloss I squeegee on a coat of Seal Coat grain filler. The Seal Coat dries quickly and sands easily to a fine white powder with a 400 grit Abranet disk.

After sanding the grain filler, I apply 3 coats of EM6000 gloss to build a base to the finish. The gloss really brings up the pommelle grain in the sapele.

I follow the gloss base coats with a single coat of EM6000 satin to cut the sheen. The top on the right in the image below has the satin topcoat, the left has not been sprayed yet. There is a striking difference in the sheen.

The four leaves get the same finish treatment as the tops.

Next I “deliver” the finished table (upstairs to the dining room) then install the slides and bases. In about a week the finish will be fully cured and I can rub out the lacquer if necessary.

The ebony plugs and splines have just the right amount of contrast against the sapele without standing out too much.

Overall I’m pleased with how this table turned out. There are a few things I would do differently if I were to build another one, but in general the construction went as planned.

Next steps: Rub out the finish and tally up the totals.

Next project: A set of matching dining chairs in sapele. I completed this table just in time as I will be taking the Blacker side chair class at the Marc Adams school, led by Bob Lang, in about a week.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"



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#1 posted 10-02-2017 02:30 PM

This blog has been great! You have done a fantastic job on a challenging project. Thanks for bringing us along!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 10-02-2017 03:30 PM

Love this project! So glad that your delivery was just upstairs. Can’t wait to see your Blacker chairs! Probably the only thing that would get me to go to Indiana…;^)

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#3 posted 10-02-2017 04:59 PM

I missed all of this over the weekend since I was hard at work in the shop working on the desk. You keep sneaking posts in when I’m not watching ;)

I’m curious if you sanded the high gloss down before you shot the satin topcoat?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 10-02-2017 05:39 PM



Love this project! So glad that your delivery was just upstairs. Can t wait to see your Blacker chairs! Probably the only thing that would get me to go to Indiana…;^)

- CaptainSkully


Right, or the Indy 500….

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#5 posted 10-02-2017 05:41 PM



I missed all of this over the weekend since I was hard at work in the shop working on the desk. You keep sneaking posts in when I m not watching ;)

I m curious if you sanded the high gloss down before you shot the satin topcoat?

- EarlS


Not really, just scuff sanded between coats to denib.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#6 posted 10-02-2017 11:07 PM

All the time and effort you’ve put into this project has really paid off! Can’t wait to see your blog about the Blacker House chairs!

By the way, does anyone know if the Blacker House is open for tours? I’d love to see it now that it’s restored to its previous glory!

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

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#7 posted 10-03-2017 03:45 AM

Oops, I mis typed, I’m building Gamble house chairs, not Blacker….

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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