|Project by Norman1||posted 10-24-2011 12:59 AM||2197 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
Thanks to Tim Rousseau, John McAlevey, and Robert McSwegin from the Center for Furniture Craftmanship for the advise, guidance, and mentorship during the design and build of this table.
This table is similar to another table that I made this summer but with several significant improvements thanks to my friends listed above. The table is constructed of solid cherry with frame and panel door and back panel. The drawers are half blind hand cut dovetails for the faces and through dovetails for the backs. I sprayed the piece with light golden oak dye followed by a sealing coat of vinyl sealer to lock in the first coat of color. I then hand rubbed burnt umber glaze and top coated the piece with three coats of spraying lacquer. After 200 hours of lacquer hardening I did a complete rub out to 4000 grit followed by a light coating of wax hand buffed give the piece a nice smooth and soft touch.
Special thanks to Peter Korn and the Center for Furniture Craftmanship for creating a school and environment that provide encouragement, inspiration, and top quality instruction for students of all levels.
-- Michael A. Norman