|Project by Nwdesigns||posted 06-30-2016 05:12 AM||594 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I was commissioned by a good customer to build this solid Pecan table. The top is 1 1/4” thick and 55” square. The ends are traditional breadboards with hand made Walnut pegs. The legs and pedistal are also made from Pecan, however the Pecan is wrapped over an Ash core or “bones”. The vertical Pecan on the pedistal is joined using a lock miter joint and glue. There are 10” steel “L” brackets under the wrapping on the pedistal connecting to a 3/4” plywood sub-top as well as another set of brackets connectjng the legs to the pedistal.
Afrer sanding, I raised the grain and everything is stained with Minwax Espresso followed by 2 coats of a 2 lb cut of shellac and topcoated with 3 or 4 coats of waterbased finish. Not my first choice of colors as you pretty much lose all the look and color variations of the Pecan / Hickory but it came out nice and most importantly, the customer loved it!
I absolutely enjoyed every minute of this project from planing the rough lumber, to putting the final finish coat on!