|Project by Tommy H.||posted 01-01-2015 01:43 AM||695 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Made this Cherry table last winter and just now getting around to posting. It was a relatively quick (weekend project), fun, and mostly stress-free. It went perfectly until that last 10 seconds of assembly where one final whack of a hammer caused a sliding dove tail on the spindle to crack. It was easily repaired and is structurally OK, I think.
I finished it by starting with a wash coat of wax-free Seal Coat (by Zinsser) mixed 50% by volume with denatured alcohol. I chose this to seal the wood in this manner after reading many articles related to blotchy Cherry. It worked well and I recommend this method for Cherry. After the sealer, I applied several coats of Danish Oil and deferred a more durable finish as it will see only light use (mostly for holding family pictures). It has a nice luster and is darkening perfectly as it starts to age.
Thanks, Tommy H.
-- Tommy H., Georgia, Lot to learn...