|Project by Buke27||posted 08-04-2014 02:42 PM||1221 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
Finally finished!! This project is very close to my heart. It is made from some old pine I reclaimed from a church pew left in my Grand dad’s shop after he passed away a few years back. The legs are from an old cast iron piece of equipment called a mat caster used in the family newspaper business years and years ago. Below is a link where my dad explains its use.
The construction was a lot of fun. You can see from the pictures that the wood has a lot of character. I had to use a butterfly spline to keep the split in the top from spreading. It also has a lot of wormholes which I filled with a mixture of charcoal powder and CA glue. I wanted it to look like it could be newsprint ink and I’m pretty happy with the result. The top is connected with a double mortise on each side that mates up with the legs. I also added an angle iron support to give it more strength. Finish is nothing but General Finishes wipe on poly gel and then buffed with paste wax. Thanks for looking!