|Project by Mike001||posted 02-10-2011 02:27 AM||3072 views||9 times favorited||10 comments|
My Niece wanted a coffee table and liked the antique Factory Carts available from various places… prices ranged from $600 to 800 plus…! I saw a clone in popular woodworking magazine and this is my “variation on a theme.” I used wormy/ambrosia maple because it looked old and I got the wheels from an industrial parts supplier. The secondary wood is poplar. The finish is amber shellac wiped on…sanded and wiped with successive thinner coats. Briwax on top. The technique blended the ambrosia maple’s contrasting grains into an antique look that came out like I wanted. The posts in the corners where leftover white oak 2x stock.
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