Surfboard dinner table
Making my own wave.
The title is inspired by the comment of Dr. Ken on the first part of the blog.
- and to get in the mood!
So in last part of the blog the board was layered up and cut to shape.
Now time for some serious sanding.
Rounding the edges and making the curves sexy.
Under my workshop there is an old basement where I can bring stuff to sand so my shop will not be covered in dust and so I spend a good hour with a belt sander until I was happy and looked like a snowman…
Next I got hit by impatience, so I masked up for the two stripes I want down the center for a nice retro look and painted with some spray-paint that I sprayed into the cap and applied with a brush.
And an open door for the smell…
Looks good yes?
The paint soaked into the wood and left something that really looked like an accident more than two stripes.
Ok back to the basement, sand the stripes of.
Bought some high gloss lacquer and some thick red paint now.
Ohhh yes and shaping the fin, love to use the draw knife.
And of course time for some beer, just found out there is a special beer shop just around the corner.
So a good glass of beer, my favorite is what we call half and half; half lager and half porter (dark beer).
- and yes the fin gets a coat of lacquer.
The board first gets a layer of thinned lacquer, also app half and half.
Second layer of lacquer, this time no thinning.
I will give it one or two more coats and then paint the stripes last this time.
Will be back soon with more and promise to post once it is installed.
Hope this can bring some inspiration to others, a joyride or two, who knows even some more surf tables.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.