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Made two of these for brother-in-law. Even though the table is higher than most normal end tables, I used the “golden section” to ensure the dimensions are still asthetically pleasing.

It’s made of quarter sawn white oak. I finished with aniline dye, shellac, gel stain and finish coat of wax.

If you’d like the measured drawing (Sketchup format), you can download it from Google Sketchup 3D warehouse.

The finish summary (there’s a lot of steps!)
1) Sanded to 180
2) Misted with spray bottle using distilled water to raise grain
3) Sanded to 220 to remove raised grain
4) Applied J.E. Moser’s Lt. Fumed Oak water-soluble aniline dye (let dry 12 hours)
5) Lightly sanded (220) just enough to remove the dyed surface of rays (this took a lot of practice)
6) Topcoat with Bulls Eye Clear aerosol shellac (to keep dye in place)
7) Buffed shellac with gray abrasive pad to bring down the sheen.
8) Applied (as directed on can) Antique Walnut Gel Stain (to fill the pores)
9) Applied 2-3 more coats of shellac and buffed again with gray abrasive pad
10) Applied Mylands Antique Mahogany wax and buffed

-- -- JR





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Jamie

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#1 posted 2399 days ago

Beautiful mission table. I love quartersawn oak.. I have some quartersawn red oak I still don’t know what to do with.. It has the figuring on it similar to the legs of your table..

-- Jamie, Kentucky

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JasonH

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#2 posted 2399 days ago

Gorgeous finish! Well done!

-- Living on the square...

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 2399 days ago

That is some great wood, and you used it beautifully.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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TreeBones

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#4 posted 2399 days ago

Nice wood, this came out great.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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JR

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#5 posted 2399 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments! It’s nice to have someone validate all my time and hard work (besides the elated folks I make it for… I expected them to love it) But I can’t expect them to understand what when into it.

I gotta say, I’ve see some other social woodworking sites before, but none of them are as friendly, open and genuine as the folks Ive heard from in just the last 24 hours! VERY IMPRESSED !!! Many thanks.

-- -- JR

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Max

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#6 posted 2399 days ago

Man you really selected some beautiful rayed qtr sawn oak on this one. What a great table. What dye and gel stain did you use if you don’t mind me asking?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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mot

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#7 posted 2399 days ago

It’s a beautiful piece.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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David

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#8 posted 2399 days ago

John -

Beautiful! You have some very nice grain showing! Thanks for sharing the SU drawing. I am working on my SU skills so it is nice to be able to explore your approach. Could you share more details of your finish schedule?

Thanks!

Happy New Year!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Jiri Parkman

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#9 posted 2399 days ago

Nice wood, work, finish = beautiful table.

-- Jiri

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John

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#11 posted 2399 days ago

Beauty!

-- John - Central PA - http://affyx.wordpress.com

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Karson

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#12 posted 2399 days ago

Great design and color. I love the looks of this table.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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TomFran

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#13 posted 2398 days ago

Outstanding work!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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JR

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#14 posted 2398 days ago

Thanks for all the kind words…

The finish summary (there’s a lot of steps!)
1) Sanded to 180
2) Misted with spray bottle using distilled water to raise grain
3) Sanded to 220 to remove raised grain
4) Applied J.E. Moser’s Lt. Fumed Oak water-soluble aniline dye (let dry 12 hours)
5) Lightly sanded (220) just enough to remove the dyed surface of rays (this took a lot of practice)
6) Topcoat with Bulls Eye Clear aerosol shellac (to keep dye in place)
7) Buffed shellac with gray abrasive pad to bring down the sheen.
8) Applied (as directed on can) Antique Walnut Gel Stain (to fill the pores)
9) Applied 2-3 more coats of shellac and buffed again with gray abrasive pad
10) Applied Mylands Antique Mahogany wax and buffed

As I’m sure you can guess, I spent a few weeks getting it right on scrap before I actually did it on the tables.

-- -- JR

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Chip

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#15 posted 2398 days ago

Another gem JR. Really terrific.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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