|Project by bkap||posted 09-07-2013 01:17 PM||1528 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
One of my daughters asked me to make her a coffee table for her front room so this is what she gets.
This table is made using Burled Redwood with Argentine, natural edge, Mesquite legs. There are three legs for leveling ease and to complement the shape of the top being used. My daughter had said she was going to put metal legs on whatever I built so these legs are easily removed by cutting them off at the mounting area under the table top. I am not too sure this is what she wanted, but there it is. She can ask for something else if this is not to her liking.
I used the same finish I use for my rocking chairs and most other projects as seen at www. kappelusa.com. A mixture of Tung oil and Bees wax with a little bit of urethane I find is an excellent finish. I didn’t want a high gloss finish so I spread and rubbed the liquid until it was dry, about five minutes, rather than letting it dry on its own.
This same mixture finish is on four of my rockers in our living room and has not needed a refinish for over six years.
-- Rocking Chair Guy