|Project by bobthebuilderinmichigan||posted 01-24-2011 05:36 PM||1349 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I made this from the Woodsmith Shop plans but extended it to be 48” long. It is made of ash except for the legs which are red oak. I chose ash because I had a free supply. I actually like working with ash and even if I had to pay for it, the prices are very reasonable. The finish is very UN-sophisticated: three coats of Minwax English Chestnut and four coats of Minwax Satin polyurethane. I know, I know – sounds crude and it probably is but it was easy and this is only my second piece of furniture. I’ve bought “Understanding Wood Finishing” by Bob Flexner and Jeff Jewitt’s “Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing” and have learned a lot already.