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Nakashima Inspired Walnut Slab Table #4: Finished (Almost)

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Blog entry by Marshall posted 01-22-2015 03:31 PM 2305 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I spent the better part of the last two weeks applying Arm R Seal to the table. The table top got four brushed coats of full strength Arm R Seal on each side. Between each coat I buffed with a 1000 grit festool platin pad. I then wiped on a 50/50 mix of Arm R Seal and Naphtha on each side.

Here is the top after the fourth coat:

And after the final wipe on coat:

The base got five coats of wiped on Arm R Seal/Mineral Spirits 50/50 mixture:

Finally, it was time to attach the base to the top. I used figure 8 fasteners from Rockler. I attached six to each cross member, but only ended up screwing four from each into the top, and its holding just fine.

And here is the completed table. The stools were purchased from a local furniture store, as I didnt have the time to build stools to go with it. The only thing I have left to do is rub out the top to bring it down to a more satin sheen, but it needs to cure for a bit first. All of these pictures so far have been with my cell phone. Once the finish is rubbed out, I’ll get better pictures with my real camera and post it to my project page.

-- Marshall - http://mcomisar.tumblr.com



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LJackson

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#1 posted 01-22-2015 04:07 PM

I hate to say this, but that knot hole at one end of the table seems to be too big for comfort. Someone’s going to not pay close attention, put something down on the table and have it tip and fall over at the edge of that knot.

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#2 posted 01-22-2015 06:37 PM

Beautiful table. Nice work and thanks for the read

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#3 posted 01-22-2015 07:25 PM

Looks lovely.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#4 posted 01-22-2015 07:55 PM

Beautiful table

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#5 posted 01-22-2015 08:40 PM

That turned out just beautifully! That figured walnut just shimmers!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 01-22-2015 11:22 PM

Wow—can’t wait to see the HiDef photos!

-- Dean

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#7 posted 01-23-2015 05:40 PM

Thanks everyone. Its been a fun project, and I got to learn about a new style..


I hate to say this, but that knot hole at one end of the table seems to be too big for comfort. Someone s going to not pay close attention, put something down on the table and have it tip and fall over at the edge of that knot.

- LJackson

Yeah, but i bet they won’t make that mistake twice :)

-- Marshall - http://mcomisar.tumblr.com

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