|Project by CharlesA||posted 08-31-2014 12:30 AM||4055 views||20 times favorited||16 comments|
This coffee table is a wedding gift for a friend. I did a 12-part blog if you want lots of details. The table was my daughter’s idea, and she did some of the work on it, including cutting out the mortises by hand with chisels.
A few notes:
1) slab was flattened using a router jig (see blog #1)
2) We wanted the walnut leg and shelf to contrast with the cherry. We used a three part process: transtint dye, shellac, oil stain. I love the way it came out. (blog #7) Because of this coloring process, we had to do the three-part process before glue up.
3) The biggest challenge was the cut and joinery of the waterfall leg. I obsessed over this and it turned out pretty well. I ended up using a hidden multiple spline joint (blogs #4-10)
4) Finished with about 6 coats of Arm-R-Seal. The first 2 coats were gloss, because it is easier to work with, satin after that. The final three coats were thinned, so it was more like 3-4 coats.
5) if you want to see other views of the finished project, see blog #12
Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to know about the build.
-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson