|Project by Grantman||posted 01-02-2012 04:58 AM||1200 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I got a recliner for Father’s Day last year. Actually, a phenomenal gift, one that I really love. It fits just right. The only problem was there was no place for me to put any books, Richchet post print-outs, or an adult beverage. So, I built this small table.
I had seen an article on inlaying wood in one of the magazines so I thought I’d try my hand at it. The top and cross beam is curly maple and the sides are walnut. I had read a number of articles on hot to “pop” the grain on curly maple but my formula was not correct. I used an aniline dye in a 1/2 lb. cut of blond dewaxed shellac but I used too much dye. It came out too dark. Even sanding it back and coating it with Tung Oil didn’t help. It would up being too yellow. My book rack is much more to my liking.
Nevertheless, it’s a cosy place to place a drink on in the evenings when I’m looking for some quiet time.