|Project by Bullgoose||posted 02-19-2009 12:15 AM||4576 views||13 times favorited||17 comments|
Added a couple of photos of the table in its’ natural habitat… . This table is my first attempt at building a piece of “fine” furniture suitable to grace a spot in my (wife’s) living room. It is constructed of quarter sawn white oak, except for the maple drawer sides/back. I based the design on a Craftsman table plan from PlansNow.com. The finish is my attempt to copy the wonderful job done by MJJ on that magnificent roll top desk displayed on his LJ Home page. Thanks again MJJ for your invaluable assistance!
The finish is as follows:
Mission brown water-based dye
General Finishes Candlelight Oil-based stain
General Finishes Candlelight Gel stain
multiple coats of satin poly
I have built outdoor tables and planters of cedar and a “TV” stand for the spare bedroom, among other pieces (like my woodworking shop workbench, storage cabinet, etc.) since I started woodworking last winter. I am a novice, as you can see, but I am loving the experience. Thank all of you LJ’ers for sharing your experience, know-how and craftmanship with newbees’ like me!
-- When I die I want to go like my grandfather did...peaceful, in his sleep...not screaming like the passengers in his car.