|Project by douglbe||posted 06-17-2009 02:07 AM||6506 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
I made this Country Table for my brother and sister-in-law. Red Oak table top, the apron is popular (which I got at the same price as select pine, because the yard was out of pine), and the legs I turned from 4X4 Douglas Fir. First time I turned any thing of this size and I copied the legs on there kitchen chairs. Lots of practice and patience (which ran a little short at times and had to walk away), but I certainly learned a lot. Painted with a gloss enamel and the top I filled the grain with diluted poly and sanded while wet, I then applied 8 coats of wipe on poly which I made by adding 50% mineral spirits and a coat of furniture wax. This is the first time I have used wipe on poly and I really liked the way it goes on, so easy to work with and very little sanding in between coats and I am happy with the results.
-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan