Trestle End Table

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Project by sawdustmaster posted 05-20-2012 08:59 PM 1624 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Credit to Grumpy749 for the inspiration on this project. This is a trestle end table made from QSWO. Through mortise and tenon transom pinned with mortise and tenon pins. Very fun to make. The table was fumed for 24 hours with 28% ammonia in the pictured tent. 4 mil plastic sealed around a wooden frame. The last pic is the comparison between the unfinished wood outside the tent and the table inside. The picture does not do it great justice as the finished piece came out several shades darker than the unfumed wood. Where the real difference came in was when I put the waterlox on the finished table, 4 coats sanded to 220 between each. This darkened the table up tremendously, almost like walnut. As a test I finished a scrap piece of the same white oak with waterlox only, no fuming; the difference was distinct. Waterlox on raw white oak looks nice but no where near as dark as fuming made it capable of. Top waxed and buffed. This was my first experience with fuming and I would certainly do it again, as I have about half of the quart of ammonia left. If anyone is interested in where to obtain this strength of ammonia I purchased it here,,1449.html , $11.05 for the quart at the time of this posting.

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#1 posted 05-20-2012 09:00 PM

Sweet table!!!!!!!!...............Jim

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#2 posted 05-20-2012 09:14 PM

Really nice table, and thanks for the fuming tip. I’ve never done it.. will have to give it a shot some day.

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