|Project by rwyoung||posted 11-25-2008 05:32 PM||8749 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
Being as I’m working my way back from Jr. High woodshop (about 30 years ago) and I’ve never gotten around to purchasing any “nice” furniture I’ve been looking around for a set of plans for end-table/coffee-table/sofa-table or combinations there-of.
Turns out the last issue of Wood Magazine has a decent looking set of tables. With a little modification to dimensions and construction details I’ve completed the end-table and I’m working on the finish. Worst case is I learn some about mortise-and-tennon joinery and biscuit joinery and get more practice with staining and finishing. And I do have a fireplace if worst comes to worst!
And yes, I realize that if you want something to look like brand-X wood then you should start with brand-X wood and not rely on the stain. But I’m a bit resource limited right now so I’m willing to experiment. :)
Next up are a sofa table and coffee table.
Protective coat will be 4 coats of wiping varnish (should be equivalent to 2 of full strength) followed up by wax. I like the protection I get from the poly but I really like the look of wax after buffing it out. The pictures show the first coat of wiping varnish after drying but BEFORE knocking it back with some steel wool. I’ll try to replace the images after I get the wax on.
And I’m just tickled that I got the assembly level!
-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.