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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.
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#1 posted 03-22-2008 06:08 AM
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.
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#3 posted 03-22-2008 04:07 PM
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