|Project by DBrown||posted 08-06-2015 06:54 PM||888 views||5 times favorited||3 comments|
I finally finished this beautiful hallway table. I actually started this table about a year ago but life got busy. Anyways, I’m so happy with how it turned out.
I used white oak for the table with a beautiful piece of quarter-sawn white oak for the table top. This is the largest project I have done to date.
This was the first time I have ever done a “bread board” end and it really turned out well. I got to buy a new hand plane for the job and I learned a lot while doing it. As for the dowels, I decided to make my own out of white oak as well. As for the rest of the table I tried my hand at dowel joinery. I learned two things with this type of joinery; one is to have patience, and two…. measure, measure and re-measure. In the end the dowels worked really well but pocket holes would be a lot easier!!
I wasn’t sure what I was going to use to finished the table. I spot tested several finishes but ended up going with Minwax Polycrylic water based clear protective finish in satin. It’s meant for light colored woods and isn’t suppose to yellow over time.
Thanks for looking.