|Project by Tokolosi||posted 11-11-2012 06:41 PM||1171 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
A friend asked if I could restore a slab of Monkey pod that she had been dragging around for years. She said it used to be the top of a three legged coffee table from her parents home and had nostalgic value to her. Its about two inches thick, 16 inches wide and 6 feet long. I removed the original varnish (which I think was applied with a butter knife! It was over 1/16” thick) and sanded it too 400 grit. I made new legs from Walnut to match with the dark sections of the slab and contrast with the yellow of the monkey pod sap wood.
It has been oiled in the second photo. The slab sucked up about 8 Oz’s of BLO. Once that’s cured in about a week I will finish with a clear wipe on Poly.
-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien