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Project by letterset25 posted 2201 days ago 1664 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of six matching end tables I made. The first two were finished with Danish oil, but I switched to shellac for the second pair. The shellac takes ten times longer, but waxed shellac is so smooth.





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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 2201 days ago

Great looking end table. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 2201 days ago

Great looking table. Did you use quarter-sawn oak? I’m interested in more details about how you finished the piece. Also your joinery. Mortise and tenon?

-- Hailey, ID

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#3 posted 2201 days ago

Nice looking table.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 2201 days ago

Very pretty, love the color and design. mike

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#5 posted 2201 days ago

Great job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 2201 days ago

very nice, need a set for my house.

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#7 posted 2201 days ago

Hi Letterset,

This is a nice table, I am a fan of mission style furniture. You did a good job with the construction and finish. You made a good choice when you switched to shellac because it is a more durable finish when compared with danish oil. It not only beautifies the wood but it also cures hard to protect it as well. Danish oil is too soft to add any protection to the surface of the wood.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 2200 days ago

The entire project is made up of quarter sawn white oak. The top is 2 inch flat sawn which I recut to expose the quater sawn face. I did it to save a bit of money, but it is very labour intensive and you get much smaller boards on the top. Never again.

I used to use a water based dye that I liked the colour of but not the product. Since it was water based I had to raised and sand the grain, which adds time and dust. The pigment was very heavy and the can required constant stirring. I took a sample of oak with the stain to the local paint store and they mixed me up a can of oil based that I am much happier with. Then I apply three coats of two pound shellac followed by one thin coat and then sanding and waxing.

All the joints are mortise and tenon, except the lower shelf which is more mortise and groove.

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#9 posted 2200 days ago

Nice Table- very nice choice of wood and finish

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#10 posted 2102 days ago

Nice table. On my list of things to build. I too use water base dyes. I found that mixing them in water bottles helps because I don’t have to stir so much. I just shake the bottle and then pour on a rag to apply.

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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