|Project by TObenhuber||posted 09-01-2015 01:28 AM||1591 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
I am very excited about how this project turned out. I bought 5 SPF 2×6 from the big box store. They were very white in color so not exactly sure what they were.
I started by ripping the lumber down to 2.5” strips and being very picky on which parts of the lumber made it in the top. I then laminated the top together. The lower shelf was constructed in exactly the same fashion.
The top rails were mortise and tenoned to the legs and the lower shelf is held in place by half laps. The legs are laminated to make them 2.5”x2.5.”
The finish is a stain, mineral spirits, and polyacrylic wiped on with a sponge. The first coat was tung oil and mineral spirits. The next 5 or 6 coats (lost count) were 1/3 tung oil/stain(till I got the color I wanted), 1/3 mineral spirits, and 1/3 polyacrylic. Overall I think there was minimal blotching and a generally even color.
Overall goal/experiment for the project was to enjoy building it and sell it to help save up for a thickness planer. This is the part I was excited about, the guy who bought it was so impressed with the quality which made me to excited. I suppose the quality for the price was really good for only $160. I was super excited to know someone would buy my project and am now about half was through the same table from the money received.
The next one I am building out of 2×12 douglas fir and I am being more picky using only the quarter sawed sections. I will post the next one which is turning out really good as well.
Thanks for reading.