|Project by Kelly||posted 05-02-2014 09:27 PM||1770 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
A friend gave me a nice piece of acacia which I used for the top of this small table. The slab was about 3/4”, pretty rough and badly bowed. It was also stained on the one end, I’m assuming from some oil that leaked from his mill. I let it sit for a few weeks with some weights on it, trying to straighten out the bow but finally had to put it in the tub and soak it for a day before I was able to get it to where I could use it.
The bottom of the table was made from some cherry I had from another project, it wasn’t really enough for what I wanted but I cut some corners and made it work. I tried to make the apron match the bump and offset in the top, but it didn’t turn out quite how I pictured it in my mind (which is usually the case) but overall I’m happy with it. I was able to cut the stained wood off and still have enough so that the table fit neatly in this little corner of the wall.
I used several applications of a spray lacquer to finish it and was disappointed in that it turned the rich red color of the the acacia to a dark brown… live and learn (-: