|Project by Roger Myers||posted 413 days ago||1127 views||9 times favorited||8 comments|
This Shaker Style table is a required project at The North Bennet Street School’s Cabinet and Furniture Making program. The table must be made of poplar, with a milk paint finish, and the top and drawer fronts van be made of walnut, cherry, or maple. This table is walnut with a black milk paint on the frame.
The reason for the poplar and milk paint requirement is so that students focus on the joinery of the table.
I was able to use a beautiful piece of walnut for the top which has a slip joint that is virtually undetectable. The knob is also walnut, ebonized.
Finish on the walnut is multiple coats of hand rubbed shellac. The black finish is three coats of milk paint, followed by three coats of Watco oil, and then the entire table was waxed.
-- Roger Myers StrathamWood Studios LLC www.strathamwood.com