|Project by JR||posted 01-03-2008 05:05 AM||8911 views||23 times favorited||20 comments|
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