|Project by Paul||posted 02-23-2012 08:19 AM||2054 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I was able to obtain some air dried walnut for this table. For the finish I put 2 coats of teak oil rubbed in, and then 6 coats of the wipe-on polyurethane. For the final coat, I wet rubbed with 0000 steel wool and some lemon oil. It turned out very smooth. The teak oil really brought out the natural color of the walnut. The felt was from a poker source online, as well as using 1/4” closed cell foam.
The second pictures shows the table top I made as well. I put a 1” maple “inlay” around the edge to separate the walnut plywood, and the air dried walnut I used. The top has the same finish as the rest of the table.
The underside of the table top, I made little “pucks” that rest into the coasters. This helps keep the table top stable on the edges as well as keep it from twisting.
-- Paul, Iowa