|Project by chickenhelmet||posted 05-07-2009 04:36 PM||1486 views||0 times favorited||21 comments|
So, aside from my workbench, this is my first ever project. It is a table to make up for the lack of counter space in my kitchen so it is 36”Hx18”Dx48”L just like my counters. I “cheated” the whole way.(used dimensional lumber) The legs are 1’‘x3’’s glued up and routed with a bead bit twice on each corner. The top is just two big pieces of pine glued together. Honestly getting the tile right was the hardest part. I used a 1/2’’ straight flute bit and my router. Using a temp to make the outside cut, I then worked my way out from the middle. The tile is “floating” on a silcone based gule to allow for movement, and “grouted” in. The grout was something the guy at the tile store recomended, but was in a tube and very easy to apply, and feels like real grout.(also to allow for movement) Then came the finishing! This whole table is made from pine. Need I say more. As a new guy I had no Idea about the staining/finishing problems with pine untill after I build it. Anyway, I threw a coat of wood conditioner on and stained. I used General Finishes gel stain and Arm-R-Seal oil & urethane topcoat. I think the stain came out a little blochly. That said, it looks lovely in my kitchen!
O.K. what do you all think? Really, stain and all!
-- Larry , Colorado www.coloradorecordcrates.com