|Project by JoshOne||posted 1187 days ago||1907 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
I acquired a huge quantity of walnut from an ancient old woodworker in March. In May I made a coffee table for my girlfriend Rachael’s birthday from it. I love the Arts and Crafts style, the beauty in the simplicity, the honesty, the craftsmanship.
This was my first real project and I learned so much doing it. Everything was new, and every step required research. I fell in love with woodworking while doing this project. I finished it with 5 coats of 1/3 boiled linseed oil, 1/3 mineral spirits, 1/3 polyurethane.
I’m currently a graduate student, and finals fell smack in the middle of my project, so because of the two week break I took during finals I don’t have a good idea of how many hours it took me to do this. For my next project I’m going to keep better track of the hours, so I have some reference points as to how long projects take.
I put up a build blog with photos here: http://joshberer.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/rachs-walnut-coffee-table/
-- "The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne"