|Project by studie||posted 04-26-2010 07:42 AM||4665 views||2 times favorited||14 comments|
I built this table for a friend that is tired of IKEA stuff falling apart. Last summer I got many loads of wood from a sawmill & now finally working it into some fun projects. I hope it’s dry enough to hold a finish! It’s still a little sappy but I just had to go for it! As I have no wide drum sander or wide planer I had to use a hand held power planer to surface everything somewhat flat. The top is joined to the legs with 3 large Dominos & Gorilla glue. The lower shelf is dadoed into the legs 3/4”. Lots & lot’s of sanding, #36 grinder, belt sander & rotax for hours & hours. Pre stain conditioner, Minwax golden oak & then many coats of wipe on poly. The client has a modern type home but says this will contrast well in the home. I just built this with the idea of letting the wood speak to me. Had no other input & they love it! How great is it when you can have that kind of freedom.
Lumberjocks, you all have been a huge inspiration for me. Thanks Martin, & to everyone!