|Project by Durbs75||posted 03-01-2017 11:58 AM||465 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
SOLID and HEAVY!! This table and the bench it goes with, was just delivered! It’s solid maple 1 1/2 inches thick. The dimensions are 42 inches wide by 92 inches long. This table easily weighs over 200 lbs. The bench is 17 inches deep by 92 inches long.
The table/bench features a walnut stripe and walnut butterflies. The table and bench is a clone of Crate and Barrel’s Monarch table. That table in their showroom has a two piece top that is connected with the butterflies. My client wanted a solid top but with the look of the split top. So we put in the darker walnut stripe and butterflies!!
The color is a simple two toned stain process. It’s a combo of GF Walnut water based stain applied first and washed GF Early American to give the mixed black brown tone! With the sweeping grain of the maple, this color turned out perfect!! Before I applied the GF Walnut, I took a sponge with distilled water and wetted down the wood surface but with no standing or pooling water. Since maple splotches, I did this process so the appearance wouldn’t be as splotch heavy, but my client did want some splotchy areas per their specifications!! The appearance of the first coat of GF water based stain gives the color about a 25% reduction in shade from full strength. The finish is three coats of a satin acrylic water based poly sprayed on!!