|Project by rimfire7891||posted 01-31-2012 06:52 AM||1861 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
Asked the wife what she wanted for other house (beach house) She said “sofa table in a lighter colour”.
Had some white oak for couple projects that have never really got started so decided to use that, so the Arts and Crafts style goes with that material.
Use the dowel-max jig instead of mortise and tenon joints way quicker and just as strong. Had to make it come a part for the 1500 mile ride to the other house That why the tie strap is around the middle in the picture.
Used Sam Malhofs mixture for the finish. 1/3 tung oil 1/3 turpentine 1/3 poly. Put on two coats them rubbed the third forth and fifth coat on with 00 steel wool and then finally 0000 steel wool. Will put he final finish on it at the new destination. Bees wax, tung oil and BLO heated mixture and rubbed on with a soft cloth. Very pleased with the ease of application.
Finished all the parts before the final glue. Wasn’t too careful about not getting finish on the end grain as the dowel joints will be where the strength will be. Should make glue squeeze out easier to remove
Didn’t put any stain on before the finish and am quite happy with at the colour as is the wife. Used walnut for the end slats to step up the look a little.
Overall dimensions are 50”x17”x30” high.
At present, have to build something similar, for a microwave and toaster oven table, for the son. The dimensions will be about the same with a laminate top and about 34” high, the same as kitchen counter height.
-- Playing with wood and metal for the last 50 years, driving and building Land Cruisers for the last 40. Experience is what you get when you don't know what you are doing.