|Project by Ed Elizondo||posted 08-14-2010 04:03 AM||1391 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
This is a table that I completed for work. They wanted to have something nice for the conference room when they had training sessions or meetings and would add a bit of professionalism to the room. I used 3/4 inch oak plywood for the top. 1×2 oak for the trim around the plywood. 1/4 inch oak pywood for the apron, a pine chair rail for the trim around the apron. I used pine fluted molding for the legs, and a 1×6 SYP for the base of the flutes. The table turned out really nice and was finsihed by the employees at Home Depot where I work. Once the table started to take shape everyone wanted to get in on the work, but my boss wanted me to do it alone as he had alot of faith in my skills. We really didn’t have an idea as to what we wanted but as the table progressed we just kind of jazzed it up. The stain and final finish really brought out the wonderful grain in all of the differrent woods and the stain just matched really good. They used a oil based MinWax stain and finished it with a very durable semi gloss floor poly finish. We new the table would be getting alot of use so my boss decided on the floor poly. I believe that five coats of poly were applied for the final finsih. One thing that I noticed while they were applying the poly was that they used foam brushes and they lightly dipped the brush into some mineral spirits before they dipped into the poly. This really helped in applying the poly and gave it a smooth consistant application on each layer. I don’t have a picture of very final finish but the gloss was great. Just thought I would share this with everyone. Thanks.
-- Ed E. " Taking one board at a time "