|Project by stanley_clifton||posted 04-06-2008 11:17 PM||2686 views||0 times favorited||21 comments|
This table was made to fit into our lounge better than the previous item. The lid lifts to provide storage; the idea was that our baby would not be able to get at the stuff – now he’s bigger, he can.
Staining the ash felt sacriligeous but was necessary to match the rest of the furniture in the room.Danish oil is the final finish.
The finishing was the hardest part.There was no way that this timber was going to plane smooth, so a cabinet scraper was a must. Also the lid tended to warp – I had thought that this was a pine problem, but no – I’ll place battens on any future item.
Although that wild grain was difficult to handle, in the end it has given a wonderful look and I’m proud of the way that I layed out the timbers. It holds stacks of mags and other junk, which helps to keep the room reasonably tidy. Baby likes to bang his wooden toys on the lid, but has thus far only managed to dinge it slightly; these dinges may well steam out.
-- Stanley generally struggling