|Project by bushmaster||posted 01-16-2015 02:50 PM||3669 views||34 times favorited||22 comments|
This very interesting table has been a refinishing project last November. It was originally blond oak and then painted orange of all things. That was the color of choice in the 60’s or 70’s I quess. It was a real effort to get it stripped and sanded ready for a more modern finish. I used teak Varathane stain and Varathane diamond floor water based finish. Thinned with windshield washer fluid and sprayed with a hvlp gun. Windshield washer fluid is the best way to thin waterbased finishes as they are compatible. I learned this in the internet, Its been along time ago but I think it was on a homebuilt aircraft site.
The inspection info says 1953, and the slides are from the Watertown Slide Corp in Mn. The internet has a nice history of that company started in the 1800’s and continued to make them up to 1974, then switching to metal. The slots in the slides have been shaped on a router to a T shape. Not available to buy at this time but would make an interesting project To make a disappearing work table in a small shop.
Just for interest sake, this table unit was put on layaway plan by my wife’s mother in secret, her husband was abit surprised when he came home one day. I won’t say what he said. He thought she bought it on credit. Back then that was not the norm. Silverware and dishes where stored in the bottom area.
I hope you enjoy the pictures of this unique table, I have never ever seen one before, we are using it in a spare room for hobbies etc.
-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia