build log, a shop made rustic version of a " fine furniture coffee table" #5: day 3's progress rustic effect

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Blog entry by hobby1 posted 07-15-2013 11:18 PM 1522 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: one picture, to update day 2's progress Part 5 of build log, a shop made rustic version of a " fine furniture coffee table" series Part 6: a couple pics starting working on the top today »

Todays work was starting the rustic effect on the project pieces.
I didn’t achieve any weathering aging or antiquing effect, so I’m sticking with the homemade rustic looks to it.

I started by marking out the contours to be cutout on the bandsaw.

then I did the round over routing on the apron pieces,

and now cutout the last contours, I went too far in the cutting on the two pieces, where the dowel holes came through, but they will be filled,, if I was making this as a fine furniture piece, I would layout the dowel holes and contours with more precision, but because this is meant to be rustic, I can allow the mishaps with these dowel holes to be there.

now I took my sanding drum with a fine grit, and began to run wavey contours to the faces end edges of the apron pieces, below is a picture of this being done, the one last long apron piece was not yet wavey contoured, the top pieces were done.

the same with the legs, the before on the left and the after, wavey contouring.

a quick dry fit

and now I took the grinder to add more rustic waveyness

and the inside will show as well.

first coat of stain is a light colored colonial maple, (thats what I have available)

then I put on a dark color stain I wanted to try (red mahogany)
at this point everything is still only dryfitted, that’s why the dowels show at the joints.

Every thing is still dryfitted, I will need to glue everything up soon,

that’s all for todays progress, have fun in the shop.

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#1 posted 07-16-2013 11:11 AM

Looks great. I’m in suspense about the top.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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