|Project by Beams37||posted 04-19-2015 01:54 AM||886 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
This is my first real project. My uncle is a master craftsman and he volunteered to help make this table with me and teach me some new skills. Unfortunately, his sons don’t have the love of woodworking like he does. So, we had a great weekend making a table for my new house. As you can see, we have a wood top and metal base.
The top is made of hard maple. We utilized a planer, but left many of the saw marks on the top. My wife and I really like the rustic look. We utilized a domino cutter to do the joints (which is amazing). Then, we cut a 2 inch tongue the width of the table 48” to go into the dado cut into the butter board. We cut our own down plugs from walnut, which was really cool.
As for the base, he did most of the welding and I did most of the grinding. Sprayed with a flat black and then covered in lacquer.
The finish is a lacquer based stain from mohawk in colonial maple color. We used it as a wiping stain and only needed 1 coat. So far, I have applied 2 coats of tung oil for the final finish. I have 1 more to go and I will bring it on the house.
It is great to have a beautiful table, but better to learn about woodworking from someone who has spent his life working with wood.
Thanks for looking !!
-- FNG ... On a quest for knowledge.