|Project by GnarlyErik||posted 06-26-2016 03:38 PM||792 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
My wife asked me to build this, so it is built exactly to her size specifications, height, width and length. The idea is a small (30” x 40”) dinette table also intended to double as a sewing and crafts table.
The top is walnut and white ash, while the base is cherry, and the legs Honduras mahogany – woods I happened to have on hand. The walnut is from a tree someone gave to me, which I air dried for about 18 months, then had my local band-mill saw up for me. The resulting boards were then stickered and dried in my garage until the moisture meter said they were ready. I am an old man now and am not always sure I will live long enough to see a drying situation like this through, measured in years. But, so far, so good!
The white ash is from a lot I bought from a small mill in Tennessee a couple years ago. My garage is full of my wood ‘deals’ which often exasperates my sweet wife – but her payoff comes in projects she asks for, which I am happy to build for her.
The finish is several coats of high quality marine varnish, carefully applied in a dust free environment, with fine sanding between coats.
The payoff for me is my wife really loves the table!
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