|Project by grumpy749||posted 02-03-2012 04:13 AM||4086 views||5 times favorited||12 comments|
I saw a picture of a live edge maple coffee table on the internet recently and I new this would make a perfect gift for my oldest daughter’s mother-in-law. The top is 6/4 figured maple. The legs are 4/4 walnut and the lower support is 6/4 birds eye maple. This was very easy to make and rates as one of my favourites. To get the finnish I was looking for I used 6 coats of tung oil then 6 coats of wipe on poly. The last three coats of poly I applyed with 0000 steel wool, then wet sanded with 400 grit wet and dry sand paper using a slurry of oil and poly. This gave me a piano smooth finnish.The final rub was with minwax furniture paste wax. The finishing took longer than the build. It was well worth the effort and will deliver it tomorrow.
-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !