|Project by BrianGT||posted 09-24-2014 11:02 PM||1725 views||3 times favorited||14 comments|
A dining table with a little G&G influence I have been working on. The base and bread board ends are made from cherry and the top is made up of 6 different species of hardwood; red oak, maple, white ash, red elm, black walnut and willow.
I chose to do it this way as I am in the final stages of making the chairs to go with it. The chairs also have cherry legs but each chair seat and back will be of one of the species in the top(ie. one with a maple seat and back, one with a walnut seat and back etc.) I think it will tie things together and look good.
I wanted to have the option to be able to expand the table for more guests if needed but I don’t like the seam or crack the runs across the table to drop leaves in the centre. I made leaves that attach to the ends and look more like wider breadboard ends. The supports pull out from underneath the table and have rare earth magnets in them as do the leaves. This is intended to minimize the chance that the leaf will slide out. I am really happy with the way the edge of the table turned out.
The finish is Minwax tung oil. Any thoughts on using this as a table top finish?
Please give me your thoughts on what you like AND don’t like.
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