|Project by Durbs75||posted 09-22-2016 11:04 AM||637 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This is a unique blend of styles and wood. My client wanted a semi formal table but at the same time wanted it a little rustic. I was given those specs and a rough sketch of what they wanted. So from there I designed the table and made probably over 12 samples of 4 different woods (yellow pine, red oak, soft maple, & hickory) per my client’s requests and finishes and my client signed off on the design and finish you see!! Their house and design style was the perfect setting for this table!!
The table is made from southern yellow pine and is big coming in at 4 feet wide X 10 feet long. I turned the legs on my lathe and they started out as 6 inch X 6 inch blanks. Without a duplicator, I made a story stick and got them pretty darn close to the same size. The dentil molding and the other details lend both to the modern and rustic themes my client wanted. The base is solid and hefty to support the 1 1/2 inch thick top. The top features breadboard ends constructed in the traditional manner to allow the top to move with the changing seasons. The color presentation was achieved in a multiple step process. I made a custom dye color and sprayed it on as a base coat. Then I took a custom mixed gray dye and used an air brush to apply “gray shadowing” if you will. The gray was not a full overlay on the base coat but rather shadows applied here and there in irregular streaks and blended to look natural and not man made. The finish is 3 coats of a satin acrylic poly sprayed on.