|Project by Brawny||posted 03-17-2015 02:36 AM||1008 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This piece was one of a few that I made for my cousin who was starting up her new restaurant in Lawrence, KS. It is a “Chef’s Table” and the idea is that it will sit in front of the kitchen so that the diners can get the full experience of a working kitchen as they are wined and dined by the head chef himself.
The table top is made of maple and walnut with a steel base. I used a wiping poly and wax topcoat (huge mistake) for the finish. After revisiting the piece a couple times now, I need to refinish the top, badly. If anyone has some suggestions I am open. Being in a restaurant, this top takes ridiculous abuse. When not in use by customers they use it as a desk/office and also as a place to set the bins with silverware and dishes. My cousin does not want an epoxy finish, but I need something that is a bit more durable to wear. Since this table I have acquired an HVLP sprayer and wish I would have purchased it prior.
Any who, I also learned the value of an extremely sharp plane blade, as I cut the miter joints with a circ saw and had to clean them up with my jack plane. It took me a bit, but finally got them squared up to the point where I could live with it.
My cousin was happy with it and has sparked a few more projects for her, so a win-win overall.
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