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Floating Top Hall Table

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Project by brookrest posted 08-22-2014 05:43 PM 915 views 13 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The design ideas came from a few different places but mostly from a Wood magazine plan for a square table. Dimensions are approximately 38”x11”.

The top was made from one piece of black walnut with a slight bevel around the top to match the angle of the legs. The legs and skirt were made from rift sawn red oak to obtain the straight grain lines. The skirt was also made from rift red and was mortised into the legs. Two additional skirt pieces were added between the two long pieces and curved to give the top a floating look. Figure 8 table top fasteners hold the table top to the skirt.

The top was finished with General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain with 3 coats of General Finishes Enduro-Var Urethane Varnish and the legs and rails with General Finishes Prairie Wheat Gel Stain with 2 coats of General Finishes HP Poly. The top coats were all applied by foam brush. Just started experimenting with General Finishes water based top coats and will definitely be using them way more over oil based going forward. Next is a jump into using HVLP. Thanks for looking!





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#1 posted 08-22-2014 08:58 PM

Elegant and so very well crafted, The selection of wood grains is perfect. Wow!!

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#2 posted 08-22-2014 11:54 PM

Very nice, great lines.

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#3 posted 08-23-2014 12:47 AM

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#4 posted 08-23-2014 08:51 PM

Nice design and build. Added to favorites!

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#5 posted 08-24-2014 03:24 PM

This looks fantastic! I love the top edges and the oak.
You say above that you will be using the water based finished more than the oil. What was the difference for you? Thanks

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#6 posted 08-25-2014 04:58 PM

Very nice!

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#7 posted 08-25-2014 07:35 PM

I like it.

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