|Project by MattMcC||posted 08-11-2010 12:36 AM||1231 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
Ok. Here is project number two. I decided to take the chance on more expensive wood. By my luck my local home depot was clearing out their red oak at half price. It wasn’t very straight and had to be jointed out pretty well. Cut the table legs from 2×4s. Everything is red oak except the drawer sides and backs, which are pine. Kept things simple. Thought about tapering the legs but decided to leave them be. Also kept the edge of the table top clean. Drawer fronts attached with sliding dovetails. Back of drawers just have a lap joint. Made sliding dovetail slides that run under each drawer. Had a problem with one of the drawer fronts. There was a spot that just would not take stain. It was not a glue spot. I sanded, cleaned with mineral spirits and re-stained the area and still a problem. Argh!
Still relied on pocket screws for a number of joints. Next project will focus on strictly wood. This was a good learning experience. A few bumps along the way but now I know better. The little helper there is my daughter, who likes to help with the finishing.
Stain is Minwax red oak. Finished with two coats of poly. Will probably lay on two coats of wax later. I figure I will sell this thing to recoup the wood costs and make a better one next time.