|Project by matt garcia||posted 01-12-2015 02:18 AM||1261 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
Well a lot has gone on this year but I did manage to get a project completed, despite the freezing temps and all this rain!! I also got married, so this is the first piece of furniture for my wife!!
We have an extremely comfortable sectional, and ottoman that we enjoy on a daily basis, but no where to set our laptops or drinks or anything. So we came up with a table large enough to straddle our ottoman and be tall enough to use for a desk. The frame was made from existing walnut lumber in the shop, and the top actually was made after our honeymoon. I tried the two different lumber mills here in town, but no one had any wide lumber for the top. I ended up at Mason’s on Tanner, and they had pallets upon pallets of black walnut to choose from, so I was able to go there the day before the wedding and score some timber!!
Just mortise and tenon joinery on the frame, and a simple edge glue up on the top, tapered legs on the frame. Sanded with garnet paper to 220, then 4 coats of wipe on poly, with a sanding of 320 on the initial coat, and a going over with a maroon scotch brite pad on the 2nd, and ultra fine gray pad on the 3rd and 4th.
I am really satisfied with the finish and color of this table, and my wife is just amazed how the journey from mill to living room transpired. I hope you all enjoy, and I look forward to your comments!!
-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX