Mahogany Tea Cart

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Project by Woodbridge posted 11-19-2011 05:44 AM 2337 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Before I entered my “chair phase” my wife wanted a tea cart. This tea cart is modelled after one that is in my parents home. It is 28” high and the top when fully open is 25” long and 36” wide. When closed it is 15” wide. The wheel is 13” in diameter and made of boards laminated together. The cricles where routed with a circle jig and a template for the “spokes”. The spindle for the handle was the first thing I ever turned and was the “excuse” for purchasing a lathe. The end opposite the handle includes a small drawer. I used threaded rod for the axles. The rossettes on the wheels and handle were purchased and hot glued on to cover up the attachment holes. It is made from mahogany boards that were left over from a home renovation project and finished with stain and satin finished polyurethane.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#1 posted 11-19-2011 05:56 AM

Beautiful job on your tea cart.
Your attention to detail makes it really stand out.
The finish is elegant and resembles your other projects which are also very nice.

Good luck on your upcoming retirement.
Take my word for it, you are going to love it!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#2 posted 11-19-2011 08:25 AM

Great work. I’m heading into my finishing stage of a side board table made of african mahogany. What exactly did you use for the stain? Any prep work (ie. blotch control / grain filler)?



-- I'd like to believe Murphy's Law haunts my woodshop, because if it's Karma it would mean I had something to do with it. - K.R.

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#3 posted 11-19-2011 03:26 PM

Woodwrecker and Kevin, thanks for the comments.
Kevin: Finishing is somethng that I am not vey good at so I really did not do anything special. Prep would have included sanding down to about 400 grit. I did use a miniwax pre stain conditioner. There are two coats of Miniwax English Chestnut stain trying as best I can to even out shades. Its a colour I personally like and fits in with our existing dining room furniture. Its what I have used for my other chair projects. Over that 4 coats of Miniiwax polyurethan(satin) wet sanded at 400 grit between coats and at 600 grit (wet) for thelast one. Ten a coat of wax. Good luck with your side board.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 11-20-2011 02:34 AM

Really very nice. I like the design.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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