|Project by TrBlu||posted 05-29-2012 04:35 PM||1689 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I must start of by thanking my friend, Robert Putman (aka: Grizzman) for this beautiful piece of Walnut. As Rob mentioned in an earlier post, we did some “horse trading” a month or so back. As part of the deal, I received that wonderful piece of walnut for a small natural edged table.
I filled the voids in the knots (on the top piece) with two-part fibreglass resin blackened using crushed charcoal. The legs are cut from either end of the original plank, giving a little continuity to the grain.
I used a piece of quarter-sawn Walnut as the support between the legs. Assembled legs and support using pocket screws, the pluged holes. Used fastners from McFeely’s to attach top to legs.
The table is sanded to 400 grit, finished with Watco Danish Oil, then topped with Minwax high gloss wipe-on poly.
Pic #1 – “Eyes” detail on top, showing the depth of curl in this walnut.
Pics #2 & #3 – Table in my den.
Pic #4 – Upside down during finishing showing assembly.
Pic #5 – Original plank after going through the surface planer.
Pic #6 – Amazing how much chips the planer makes.
Thanks for looking. Comments & critiques welcome.
-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim