|Project by bruc101||posted 03-23-2012 03:39 AM||1321 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
I built this table several years ago. I had a regular client come in and ask me if this was doable? I said certainly so I got to designing the Celtic Rings full size in Autocad. It took several days to pull it all together and get her approval on it. The table is about 70 inches long.
The table is built out of Maple. The table has the carved rings on all four sides. Each panel of rings are hand carved out of a solid board. It took me a full week to do the carving.
Once I got the rings carved I then made the four sided tapered legs and fluted them on all four sides on a router table. The top is one single board. I then morticed and tenoned the legs to the carved panels and sprayed the finish on the table and the top.
Once I got the finish on I then started laying 24 Caret Double Gold Leaf on the rings and the flutes in the legs.
This took another week to get done. Once I got the gold leaf on the rings and legs and gave it a couple of days to dry I brushed the gold leaf to distress it.
I then sprayed the table with 5 coats of Deft Semi Gloss clear lacquer letting it dry for 12 hours between coats and brushing it between coats.
Total build on the table was about 3 weeks. It was a labor intense project but the end results and a happy client was well worth the effort getting the project completed for her.