|Project by Joedcatman||posted 01-05-2011 04:47 AM||1087 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This is a solid oak table that I rebuilt. The story goes: Just before Thanksgiving my dear wife wanted a leaf or two for our pedestal-base, quarter-sawn, antique, round oak kitchen table. I traveled near and far to price enough oak lumber to make two 16” x 42” leaves. Soon after the sticker shock wore off, I was at our local Goodwill store and found a 6 1/2’ x 42” solid oak dining table for $40. I took it apart, sawed off two leaves for our table and reassembled the remaining pieces – refinished the rest into a cute little 34” x 42” x 30” high occasional table shown here. It came with the cabriolet legs but all of it had to be sanded down to bare wood.
I finished the table with one coat of golden oak stain, 2 coats of sanding sealer and 3 coats of wipe-on Polyurethane for durability.
-- JoeR Nothing that I could make will ever be perfect but I'll use it anyway.