|Project by Carey Mitchell||posted 02-04-2015 02:13 PM||1260 views||6 times favorited||9 comments|
I generally followed a Southern Living Magazine plan that the wife purchased 20 years ago. She ran across it recently and I gave it a try. There were several flaws in the design that had to be worked around, such as the stacked cores for bandsawing the curved front aprons came out too short for full-length tenons, and the apron looked bare without the bead at the bottom.
The finish is Transtint dark walnut stain, diluted an additional 50% to give just a little additional color to the walnut. Then a coat of tung oil, followed by 4 coats of varnish. Polished using Howard’s Fine Polishing Compound and further polished with their Superfine Burnishing Compound.
These are without a doubt, the best compounds I have found in 40 years. Unfortunately, these products have been discontinued and replaced by a single product that is halfway between the two in grit size. I finally found some inventory still available at www.minksemporium.com/ .