|Project by AandCstyle||posted 05-15-2016 10:49 PM||1069 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This was a fun little project. My son bought a walnut slab that was longer than he wanted for a coffee table, so we cut the end off and had it resawn with a WoodMizer. There was a knot in this section of the slab (visible on the underside of one of the halves), so it cupped when the sawyer finished sawing. This lead me to rip the two individual pieces into 3” wide boards, flatten and square them, then glue them back together in the right order. However, the cut off was a bit shorter than Greg wanted, so I added the bread boards to yield a top that is 37” by 58”. I hope you are able to see why I call it Twin Spirits,obviously, my photographic skills are lacking.
The undercarriage is pretty typical arts & crafts style-M&T construction with arched aprons and corbels. The finish is 2 coats of Waterlox Marine sealer and 2 coats of Waterlox Satin Marine finish because it resides on their screened in porch.
The final pic has a small shiny spot that is a bullet. Greg will tell everybody that is is from the Civil War since we are near Bull Run, but I suspect that it is more likely a deer that got away. Either way, it is a neat conversation piece.
Thanks for looking.