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1229 days ago

Gluing old growth redwood for coffee table. - 7 replies

I have been commissioned to build a coffee table out of recycled redwood. This redwood is from old wine vats, 2” thick and absolutely gorgeous!! It’s very dry. I have not worked with redwood in furniture before. I have systems three epoxy which I work with in building boats but not sure if this is overkill. What do you guys and gals...

1366 days ago

Wipe on Poly frustration,Help!! - 8 replies

I built a cherry coffee table 30”x 60” this is a large surface and want protection so I read on this forum to do a wipe on poly (Minwax). I used dew-axed shelac for 1st coat sanded with #320 then applied 6 coats of Minwax poly clear gloss, sanding between coats with #400. Let sit for 3 days. I want a satin finish so I sanded the la...

1432 days ago

Need help with finish for cherry coffee - 2 replies

A friend told me about a process for finishing my cherry coffee table top which consists of a 3 part mixture. 1 part Watco danish oil, 1 part varathane polyurethane,1 part miniral spirits which is to be sanded into the grain with 400 burnishing until a creates a slurry then wiping with cloth briskly.Then moving on to 600 and finer apllying the m...

1839 days ago

Tung Oil for headboard - 6 replies

Ola! gals& guys. Just finishing my Shinto headboard made of Jotoba (Brazilian cherry). Thinking of tung oil as a finish and would like some feedback and any advice on another finish. Thanks in advance! This website is sooooooooooooooooooooo fantastic!!

1850 days ago

Making Tenons on large pieces - 5 replies

I am building a headboard that has rails (horizontals) that are 3/4×5”x 60” long which is hard to do on my table saw. Thinking about doing loose tenons and just mortising these pieces and also mortising the Styles(verticals).The Styles I can do with my mortising machine as I can lay them horizontally and mortise but the rails a...


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