|Project by William||posted 11-29-2012 11:08 PM||2182 views||4 times favorited||43 comments|
This started out when I built a table for my Mom. You can read from the start of my blog series about that table here. From the start, I had a lot of problems with that project. I was unhappy with it all the way to the end, when I somehow messed up the finish even worse than I normally do. My Mom was happy with it though, so all was well.
Then my wife says she wanted one similar to it. Since I’m making Christmas presents for her, I decided to do just that. You can start reading about it from the start here. This project post is the end result from that second table.
So now I will talk about the second table, and why I call it a successful project.
I seldom build a project with no problem; that I am completely happy with the results. Do any of us? Usually, I come away from my completed projects unhappy with the project and already thinking of ways I could have done things different for a better result.
I can not say that about this table. From start to finish, everything has went just as I wanted it to and I am completely happy with the result. I even put a good finish on it. I’ve never been able to say I’ve put a flawless finish on a project before. After this table, I still cannot say that. I can say though that the finish on it is the closest that I’ve ever come.
The table is made of cottonwood. It measures 15×20” and is 36” tall. It is stained with Minwax Dark Walnut stain and finished with three coats of Minwax Clear Gloss Polyurethane. I sanded with 220 grit after the first coat, and with 600 grit after the second coat.
At the end of this posting, I am also including a few more photos. I wanted to show the finished top, shelf, and drawer front. I am really proud of how they turned out.