|Project by Chad||posted 01-14-2013 03:35 AM||3918 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
This is an end table I made a few years ago—it is solid oak with pocket screw joinery (with plugs) and a 1/4 inch glass top. I started the finish using the vinegar and steel wool ebonizing trick, but wasn’t happy with the color (a little too purple), so I covered it with a dark brown oil-based stain, and then finished with lacquer and wax. The display box is removable, made of solid oak and oak ply with dadoes for the dividers. Hardware is oiled bronze—I love the inset flip-up handle.
I love the way the finish turned out, the hardware, and the grain pattern on the front edge. We change the contents with the seasons, but right now, it’s seashells, driftwood, and wine corks.
Looking back, I would not have made the tray removable—there’s really no point, and it moves when the kids crash into it. I also would have made the legs bigger (but without a table saw or planer I had to choose 1.5 or 2.5” square).
-- Chad in Charleston, SC, http://www.etsy.com/shop/acousticallyblue