|Project by Chainjack||posted 02-12-2015 02:53 AM||1096 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This kitchen table build was a request from my wife, as our Craigslist-acquired Ikea table had seen better days.
The top is made from two Peruvian walnut boards that I purchased rough from a small hardwood shop. I had it planed at a mill shop since my 6in jointer couldn’t handle two 10’x10”x1” boards, save an act of God. No stain on the top, that’s the natural color. It’s finished with Minwax polyurethane for durability (I have two boys under 5). I had to fill a few knots with epoxy, which was surprisingly easy.
The base is made from hardware store pine and was painted (primer and oil paint) to match our cabinets. Since my lathe isn’t big enough (yet) I bought the legs. The table top is held on by cleats to allow for movement over the seasons.
A word to future me: When the weather is below freezing, do not attempt to use satin polyurethane and expect it to come out anything but ultra glossy.
It turned out great and my wife is very happy, which is all that really matters.