|Project by flcopper169||posted 06-08-2009 04:11 PM||8425 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
I am writing this under my husbands name. We purchased this table off Craigslist. It was in rough shape as evidenced by the pictures. After stripping and much sanding with various grits it was apparant that the table was made up of a variety of woods. I’m assuming that it was built out of whatever was available at the time. The people we brought it from said it was in their parents garage for as long as they could remember and their grandparents home prior to that. I think they were in the midwest.
I tried a number of different stain combinations but the wood didn’t “pop” as I hoped it would. It just didn’thave a real beautiful grain. Therefore, I decided to paint. Again, I went through 5 different paint techniques/colors till I achieved the look I wanted. Of course, all this staining/ painting required me to restain/sand each time. I used a flat oil paint, brushed on, and a paste wax hand rubbed top coat. I sanded between each coat which helped raise the grain and the texture came through in the finished product; which is what i hoped for. hand rubbiing the finish gave it a really nice light sheen, richened the color, and a great patina. I finished with a polish sand, all done by hand.
The end result as pictured. We’ll be putting a marble top on it when we get ready to build the kitchen around it. Since I bake, it’ll be used as orginally intended..a bakers and prep table.
Hope you enjoy,
PS … The large drawer bottoms and original top are zinc
-- Happy and safe woodworking, Flcopper169@aol.com