|Project by Dennis Zongker||posted 07-28-2008 08:20 PM||4924 views||10 times favorited||27 comments|
This old world dinning table and chairs. Has Marquetry of eight French style acanthus leafs around the top. And a center acanthus flower in bloom in the center of the top. Around the circumference on the top edge, theirs 32 carved acanthus leafs. It took 9 hours to carve each leaf. The table took me a little over 900 hours to make and finish.
The tapered cylinder drum base is hollow. The solid American black walnut base was 8/4 thick when glued up. When carving the leaves around the base, I carved off approxametly 3/4” of a inch. The top has 20 coats of clear polyurethane. I wet sanded the first 19 coats with 400 grit. Then after I sprayed the last coat. I sanded with 1200 grit to 2000 grit to 4000 grit. Then with a car buffer and a fine compound I buffed it until it looked like glass.
-- Dennis Zongker