|Project by medsker||posted 08-30-2011 03:58 AM||1493 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
Ok, I’m a beginning woodworking and what I’ve been trying to do lately is get a workable shop set up. I found this metal table frame free at a garage sale and thought I’d make something useful out of it. I needed a good sturdy table to assemble projects on or sit and do some woodcarving with. I used two mdf boards glued together for the top. I wanted to try new techniques so I cut the ends of the 2X4’s at 45 degrees to hide any end grain and used biscuit joinery. Cutting the 45’s was easy once I learned that my table saw was off and I needed an angle finder to get the right angle. I didn’t have to use mitered ends, but again I wanted to gain skills for future projects. It was the first time I’d ever used biscuits and I thought it worked well. It’s not much..just a simple table, but I was proud of how it came out and more importantly I learned a few things.
Now I need some advice though. This is a shop table what kind of finish should I apply to it? I want nothing fancy just something to give it a little hardness and protection from scratches etc and didn’t know what would be best. Thanks.