|Project by WoodArtbyJR||posted 02-27-2013 06:51 PM||1666 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I posted this a week ago, http://lumberjocks.com/topics/46755, in the forum section as I was needing some advice on the finish to go with. I stated that I didn’t want to have a “PLASTIC” looking finish, I wanted the woods natural beauty to be the focal point and to show off it’s beautiful grain. I received some REAL GOOD suggestions and I said I would post it here when I finished. I think I accomplished my goal. Thank you all for the help. The Black Walnut slab was harvested about 15 years ago in a little community called Ollala WA. I bought it from a woodworker that said it had been air drying in a barn for about 9 years. Now it’s has been in my garage ever since and it has been on my honey-do list to make an end table for my wife. At it’s widest point it is 16”, 22.5” long and 2.75” thick. I sanded the top and ends to 1200 and then resanded to 220. It has a single coat of Teak Oil and 2 coats of Arm-R-Seal Satin hand wiped on. In between the first and second coat I buffed it with 000 steel wool. I bought a set of 20” Hair Pin legs on ETSY. All I did was clean the legs up a little leaving them in the raw steel condition. If they start to get ugly with unwanted patina then I will sand and spray them with a clear sealer to maintain the raw steel look. My wife wanted the top of the table to be level with the arm of the couch. I have another piece of this from the same tree that is a little wider and longer that I think she will want me to finish as a coffee table for use in front of this couch.
Thank you for looking
-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington