|Project by Pete Santos||posted 01-04-2008 06:22 AM||1989 views||2 times favorited||19 comments|
Got the Dipterocarp top (correction from original post – I had stated the top was mahogany) from Everything Wood – a wood recylcer in Kirkland, WA about 10 minutes from where I live. I got a board that was enough to make two tops but only one table is pictured here. Each table top is 21 inches long by 13 inches wide.
The apron is made from more of the salvaged wood from a bed trundle. (The very hard and heavy wood that I used in my triangle shelf project). See the shelf here
The legs are mahogany scraps that I got from a cabinet maker that went out of business last summer.
All three different woods had different color. The top was a beautiful red so it only has wipe on poly. The apron wood was very dark so I stained it with “red oak” stain and it matched nicely. The legs were a lot lighter so I gave it a coat of walnut stain and then hit it with three applications of the red oak stain and got it to match pretty well.
Pocket screws throughout – aprons to legs and aprons to top. I love the end grain on the top so instead of trying to hide it, I wanted it to be very visibile.
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