|Project by Paul Jenkins||posted 05-25-2015 07:22 AM||1789 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
Built a table for mum, out of tassie oak (not actually an oak, also goes by the name vic ash) – a very common hardwood in the eastern states of Australia. Similar density to hard maple, though a bit more open grained. All in all a solid ‘moderate density’ hardwood, bordering on the softer side.
Grain filled for the first time using Timbermate. That was interesting – made a massive difference to how much finish was used, and the feel of the table is much much smoother, so I’ll be doing that again. Although mum just wanted oil poly on it, I’m now kinda looking forward to experimenting with french polishing now I’ve figured out a bit about grain filling.
Used “table top fasteners” for the first time, which I’ve seen more commonly referred to as z-clips to attach the table top. Very happy with those, will use them again.
This is the first of the large furniture items she’s “commissioned” me to build – cheaper to buy materials and bribe me with tools than to buy the crap in stores around here.
Video of the build if interested http://youtu.be/2iuR3C_jINE