Wormy chestnut table

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Project by yooper posted 01-07-2015 12:48 AM 896 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a small rustic table made from wormy chestnut. Over several years I accumulated this chestnut from different sources. One leg really didn’t match once I exposed the underlying wood. Thanks to some advice from LJs, I was able to better blend the one off-colored leg with a mixture of two stains (Early American and Candlelite. The finish is three coats of General Finish Arm-R-Seal which darkened the wood and gave it a nice warm color.

-- Jeff, CT - keep calm and make sawdust

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#1 posted 01-07-2015 04:19 AM

Nice looking table. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 01-07-2015 03:20 PM

Beautiful table! Simple lines that show off the grain are the way to go and who doesn’t love wormy chestnut? From the pics I can’t really tell which leg had to be stained to match the rest of the table. Is it the leg in the back closest to the stairs and the glass display case (pic #1)?

-- G5Flyr

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#3 posted 01-07-2015 03:47 PM

If you look at the last picture you will see the right leg is still quite different and has a different grain pattern (which is also causing issues). The other sides match up better, and having dark streaks in them, it ties in a little better with the surrounding legs. That leg will be hidden in the back, so I slowly getting over it, lol.

-- Jeff, CT - keep calm and make sawdust

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#4 posted 01-07-2015 06:04 PM

Very nice work and beautiful wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 01-08-2015 01:41 AM

nicely done! Love the chestnut!

-- You know I'm on the level 'cause my bubble's in the middle.

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#6 posted 01-12-2015 12:21 PM


-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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