|Project by Kennethjg||posted 11-11-2015 02:27 PM||1992 views||20 times favorited||23 comments|
I built this probably last month or so. The top is Sipo mahogany, and the end caps are from an old 4×4 my dad got when he worked at the power plant. He said the transformers would get shipped to them on these 4×4’s. He’s always called it ironwood, but evidently that’s an umbrella term for several very dense species of wood, so I don’t know what it actually is, just that it’s really heavy, dense, and it’s gorgeous. The legs are walnut. I tried to incorporate a little sapwood in there for some contrast. I love a more natural look. I hate it when, at the cabinet shop I work at, someone wants cabinets, but they want all the knots and sapwood cut out.
I did the top with that planked farmhouse style that is apparently really popular right now. Really, I just saw a table I liked online that I really liked, and I tried to emulate it.
Then to finish it out, I borrowed my boss’s airless spray rig, and sprayed her down with 2 coats of sanding sealer (just for good measure) and I believe 3 coats of pre-catalyzed lacquer.
Anyway, I’m really proud of this table. It turned out beautiful and my girlfriend is super excited to have it in the house.
She just wants a bench and chairs now. Hah
I don’t know why the pictures uploaded sideways. Turn your head to get the full effect, I guess.
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