|Project by Tim Royal||posted 03-29-2015 06:17 AM||1456 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This is my first furniture project in many years. The end table I posted earlier was a simple one day project, but I have been working on this one for awhile. It is a palletwood chevron semi-rustic table. I say semi-rustic because I added walnut strips and ends for color and kept the glue up tight over 1/2 inch MDF (the only wood I paid for!), then did 4 coats of BLO to bring out the REALLY nice character of the wood and the spalted oak sides (which the pics don’t do justice) then 4 coats of semi-gloss lacquer. The sides are from pallet runners which were rabbeted for the top and capped with walnut from a salvaged dining room table. The base and tapered legs are from a trash picked broken coffee table and are of a very clear 5/4 poplar, resized, sanded and stained “rich mahogany” to continue the dark light contrast.
There are quite a few things I would do differently now, but I am pleased overall. Feel free to critique, I am learning a great deal from this forum.
-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton