Some minor refinishing projects

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Project by BobTheFish posted 08-01-2011 03:30 AM 1859 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Avoiding some serious hand sanding of some spindles…...

So over the course of the last week, I painted my bathroom and refinished these two tables.

The first one is a relatively decent ikea table (with removable legs) in knotty pine. (this is the closest thing the original resembled still in their line: ).

I picked it up for $15, and decided to play with some veneers. Nothing special. Some rather pretty looking burls (it’s actually 4 bookmatched sheets, arranged turned, and trimmed at different measurements to create a river like pattern and prevent them from being immediately recognized as bookmatched). The rest is sapelle, with a bit more of the burl added to the apron. Corners in brass as I had a bit of a veneer chip on one of the corners, and felt it better just to protect them from serious damage. The screw holes have been filled and covered, as well as a routed groove on the apron, and the legs remain removable. All in all, maybe 5 hours worth of work.

The other piece was an accent table I picked up. It was grey with paint and primer, wobbly, and had a plywood “shelf” nailed above the bottom brace. Mostly just a take apart, sand, reglue and refinish. Any ideas on what wood it is?

This I tried a walnut burl on the top, but the burl was just too uneven in some areas, and warped just enough in others. I ended up sanding it all off to start fresh. Sapelle is just awesome anyhow.

Getting tired of all this refinishing, and counting down the weeks till I can start working on building a new dining table…

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#1 posted 08-02-2011 02:59 AM

Love the wood combo, looks great.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#2 posted 08-02-2011 03:10 AM

That first table looks like a cat tracked across it! Very cool design.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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