|Project by Enyalius||posted 03-27-2011 06:28 AM||1626 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
This was only my second woodworking project. My first, an adirondack chair I did from plans. This project was in another guy’s head and I would go to him and he would tell me the next step. I think he has since drawn something up in CAD, but I do not have a copy.
The tables are made in knotty pine, but this time I did a much better job of choosing pieces without knots or with interesting grain patterns. The stain is Minwax Red Mahogany. I sealed them with spar varnish by rubbing thin coats on as described by the Wood Whisperer. I only did 4 coats but this seemed sufficient.
I learned from my first project that if you are making one of something you might as well make another as it takes little additional effort if the machine is already set up. So I made three tables. One shown is stained with Minwax Cherry to match my adirondack chair and makes a good beer holder.
The other two are the darker ones and are for the living room which to go with some leather club style chairs.
The tiles on the top sit free and I left a little bit of a gap around the edges. The tiles on the bottom sit free on a shelf. This allows me to change out the tiles if I ever get bored with the color as well.
This was a really good project for learning to use biscuits and the legs have a spline down the center which was fun to make as well.