|Project by Todd A. Clippinger||posted 10-23-2007 04:44 AM||4072 views||19 times favorited||23 comments|
This set was made to go with the modern coffee table I built. That piece was made from a change in the entertainment center.
The console that the TV sits on was changed and the original was then made into the modern coffee table. The back was added with a recessed accent line to cover the holes originally intended to allow running wires. This turned out to be a great solution and produced a nice piece of freestanding furniture. This all led to building the rest of the set. YAHOO!
This set was all made with curly maple veneer and I finished it with Sherwin Williams T77-F37. This is a pre-catalyzed satin lacquer finish done with 4 coats. This has been a good wearing finish on my pieces but would NOT be recommended for a dining table or for kitchen and bathroom cabinets. It’s durability factor falls a bit short for that.
Remember that the number of finish coats are relative to the thickness that I personally apply it. My finish never has the “plastic” look that so many woodworkers are worried about.
-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com