Table and Chairs

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Project by wuddoc posted 03-22-2008 06:01 AM 1390 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found this project in an early edition of a popular DIY magazine. I needed a dining room table with chairs and I wanted to try my hand at curved radius work and upholstering.

-- Wuddoc

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#1 posted 03-22-2008 06:08 AM

Hi Wuddoc,

This very nice table. What type of finish did you use on the teak?

The upholstery is a little difficult to see but what I can see looks good. The construction on the chairs looks very interesting.

Thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 03-22-2008 06:52 AM

Thank you Scott.

In this case the topcoat is a 10 sheen nitrocellulose lacquer. I enjoy working with this type of lacquer as it is easy to correct your mistakes. The flat sheen allows the character of the wood to show through. I personally feel high gloss or anything above 50 sheen, detracts’ from the appearance as semi-gloss or gloss distorts what the eye informs the brain it is recording, which is just a shiny surface.

To me wood is meant to be seen and the topcoat is for protection only. After that is said there are always cases where a finish is useful to emphasize the wood project, create a historical sense of time, or hide a mistake. I have done all of these when I feel they are applicable.

-- Wuddoc

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#3 posted 03-22-2008 04:07 PM

Very nice

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