|Project by LoganN||posted 09-18-2016 11:55 PM||972 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
Last year a friend asked me to make a tabletop for him. He was going to buy metal legs for it and affix the top himself. He wanted something with cool grain patterns and he wanted it stained dark. We settled on quarter sawn white oak with a dark walnut stain. My parents were coming to visit for my sons birthday and they were going to take it back with them for him. Well, long story short, it wasn’t dark enough, it was too much money… So I refunded the deposit and kept the table. I wasn’t happy about it, but I didn’t see any other way ou. I kept it in my shop, bungee corded to the wall, and tried to sell it a few times. Finally I found someone interested in it. They came to look at the table top and loved the look and the wood, but… Another long story short, we settled on adding breadboard ends and mission style legs. We found this style legs from a picture on the net – she liked it so I built it.
The build was interesting – I had a few issues. Not the least of which was that I needed to cut off the breadboard ends after I put them on because I had a gap big enough for a random orbit sander paper to stand up in it. The leg build was fun – I was worried about the 3 inch square legs, but they went together fantastically. After I stained the top Dark Walnut, I finished it with minwax semi-gloss polycrylic for the top and lacquer for the base.
In the long run, it worked out for me because I got to built an awesome table and learn some new techniques, but it was an interesting trip getting there
Thanks for looking!