|Project by CaptainAhab||posted 06-05-2012 02:45 PM||4307 views||14 times favorited||17 comments|
My latest Sutherland. This form has proven to be my best seller, along with the grandkids table.
This is solid wood (no veneers) in 5 species; Black Walnut, Yellowheart, Paduak, Black Cherry and Wenge. Dimensions are essentially the same as others; 30” tall, 48”x48” when open and 9”x 59” closed.
The top is 100% epoxy covered, 2 coats. Then 3 coats of Maralaq (sp), hand buffed with 0000 wool and then power buffed.
Yes, for all wondering, I intentionally used a lot of sap wood especially on the Walnut.
The dark stripe on the hinged edge not shown is a 1/4” Walnut banding with a 5/8”x5/8” strip behind it inletted into the bottom for additional strength.
Primary difference on this one from prior versions is an unseen change under the center. I have used a single stretcher in the past, but due to the inherent weakness of this one, there are two smaller stretchers brought out close to the edge, screwed and epoxied in place.
I don’t keep time records, but this took approximately 90 hours.
-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com