|Project by kordwood||posted 02-22-2008 07:56 PM||1858 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
My father gave me the remnants of an old cask that had been in my grandfather’s garage. The sides weren’t even close to being usable, and frankly I had my doubts as to the value of the ends of the cask.
But after I scraped off the mud, cleaned up some bug damage, ran it through the jointer, I found that I had quite a few scraps of beautiful QSWO. Enough to piece together into an 18-inch circle, with a few little pieces left over.
In thinking of what I could make with an 18-inch circle, a small end table seemed like my only option. So I started to draw up a plan based loosely on a larger Stickley table we bought several years back.
Here’s the result. The finish is the same as on my first real project — the dictionary stand that’s posted — but frankly, I did a better job on this … it’s more even, because I hand rubbed the final coats of Waterlox Satin with a cloth rather than using a brush, and has a nicer feel, because I added two coats of a light carnuba wax afterward, after a light buff with brass wool.
-- David in sunny Cleveland, Oh