|Project by neverstoplearnin||posted 04-29-2013 03:16 AM||3058 views||13 times favorited||24 comments|
Hey Jocks this is a piece I have been very excited about posting. This is a Pecan Slab Coffee Table that my wife asked me to make. I was cruising through the site a few weeks ago and checking out some of the slab work that others have done and my wife fell in love with the style and asked if I could do that. So in true woodworker form I said yep and went to see my wood guy. He had two book matched slabs that were exactly what I was looking for and they only cost me $30 for both. I brought them home and went right to work. I built a huge router sled and leveled the top and on the bottom, so as to not lose to much thickness I just mortised out were my legs would go. I took the other slab and cut it up to make the legs, feet and stretcher piece for the base. Everything is glued and screwed together. All of my screw holes I plugged with walnut and made all of my bow ties with walnut also. This project offered a lot of first time experiences for me. Working with slabs, making bow ties, and HVLP spraying the finish. The two heart inlay was for my wife. It was just a little touch I added for her. I did it at night after she went to bed so I could show her the finished inlay the next morning and she loved it. O yeah that was another first. I had never up to that point done any free hand inlays but after watching a woodwhisperer video on it I felt like I was up for it. It turn out ok I will improve on it in the future. I used BLO on it and let it cure for a week and then used a 50/50 mix of lacquer and thinner for the finish. All in all I am very pleased with how it turned out. Thanks for looking and by all means leave me some comments on how I can improve I want to get better so don’t be shy.
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