|Project by JeanValjean||posted 05-08-2014 06:54 PM||1898 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
This is a solid walnut table that is 72” long and 36” wide and is 2” thick.
Once it was fully glued up it was pretty difficult moving this thing around in a one man shop!!
There are breadboard ends that are pinned with 1/2 inch walnut dowels.
If you look closely you can see that I metered the ends of the breadboards, than applied an additional “skirt” board on the long edges as my ultimate goal was not to expose any end grain.
It took a lot of patience to get the miters just right but I am proud to say (ok…lucky!) that I didn’t scrap any stock getting there.
As always with walnut… I love seeing heartwood and sapwood combined like this.
The finish is several coats of Sherwin Williams Pre-catalyzed lacquer, than sanded down to 1500 grit and a final “scuffing” with 4/0 steel wool.
Once the final ” sheen” was achieved I put a coat of paste wax on for protection..
The customer wanted a finish that didn’t shine at all..the final result came out great and you have to use raking light to pick up any sheen at all.
The overall feel is such that you enjoy running your fingertips over it as it feels silky smooth.
The customer had a pair of steel channel legs fabricated that give the table somewhat of an industrial look..
With the legs mounted this table was probably a little north of 150 pounds…it took three grown men to turn it over safely!!
-- Semper Fi