|Project by BerBer5985||posted 03-29-2013 05:19 PM||1469 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
We did a flooring job a couple months back where the customer had reclaimed heart pine floors down in their home and had a flood and we replaced them. I kept as much of the good stuff as possible thinking I’d get a chance to use it, and finally did. We needed a table for our flooring store showroom and what could be better than a table made out of reclaimed hardwood flooring. So after much wood prep and decisions on what pieces need to go where, planing, glue ups, etc, I finally arrived at the end result. It was a hand tool/power tool combo project doing all the haunched mortise and tenon work by hand, but the dimensioning work by machine. It was finished with just regular Bullseye Shellac and wax, but I wasn’t incredibly happy with the end result on the table. I have a hard time mastering shellac as a finish. Everyone says it’s easy, but I can’t do it and not have drips, brush marks (no matter what brush), etc. Maybe someone can give me some pointers on that. Regardless, I was happy that I was able to make something useful out of what was going to be trash. Hope you enjoy!
-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One, www.qualitycarpetonecrofton.com