Walnut end table

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Project by slaphitter posted 09-17-2007 05:31 AM 1660 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Black walnut, finished just with boiled linseed oil and paste wax.

Big mistake – because walnut is open-pored, the wax residue sticks in the pores and makes the finish a foggy gray color! LOL. Had to go back and wipe it down with mineral spirits, then I re-oiled it. Still not delighted with the finish, which has simply gone dull over time. One of these days I will take it back down to the shop and add a few layers of shellac, for some shine and added protection. Now that wax is in the wood pores, I don’t think poly will ever stick to it properly. So shellac it will be.

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 09-17-2007 05:38 AM

I’m going to savesome typing here. I’ve looked at all your projects and I think they are all exceptional. Keep up the good work.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 09-17-2007 11:25 AM

Very nice table. I really like the grain of the walnut.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 09-17-2007 02:34 PM

What Tom said! lol

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 09-17-2007 09:08 PM

That’s a nice table! Great job.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 01-25-2009 04:53 AM

Nice table.

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