|Project by jonsprague0000||posted 10-14-2014 08:14 PM||3522 views||29 times favorited||23 comments|
When I bought my house I didn’t have a dining room table. So what better project than to make my own. I’ve been working on this project for the last few months. This is a first for me to use all Cherry and it worked out great. The table supports leafs on both ends.
Wood: Cherry (top), Curly Cherry (breadboards, legs, stretcher), Cocobolo (keyed tenons), Walnut (pegs)
Finish: Ammonia fuming, Shellac washcoat, Gloss then Satin Arm-R-Seal
Joinery: Mortise and Tenons, Breadboards, and Keyed Tenons
The finishing process was the toughest/funnest part. I was worried about the Cherry blotching so I decided to try and Ammonia fume the table. I took some scrap Cherry and put it in a small closed trashcan for 12 and 24 hours with the Ammonia. The Cherry got super dark. I know some say there aren’t enough Tannins, but in the small confined area it worked. So I built a large fuming tent and fumed the entire piece. It got slightly darker but not nearly as much as the scrap wood. I think the main issue was that the fumes weren’t as concentrated because the tent was so big.