|Project by MarkTheFiddler||posted 88 days ago||978 views||2 times favorited||24 comments|
I’m finally finished with my first end-table. Time to complete the finish has been in short demand and it took longer to sand than I would have hoped. That’s ok. We’re pleased with it and it’s now occupying it’s new home.
Martha and grew up seeing the purple skies above the desert mountains at the last moments of twilight. We miss it. Now we are reminded of it when we look down at the table.
All of the light wood is some not so curly maple. Rockler was having a sale on it.
The mountain in the center pattern is the very last of my Peruvian walnut.
The sky is the last of my purple heart.
The border on top is the most warped piece of sapel I have ever seen. I suppose it added 5 hours to the project.
The center border on the sides is African mahogany.
I created a little blog that talks a bit about my battles. It’s even going forward to the final build on the last of 3 tables. I’ve got to admit that I was planning to have 5 stripes on the legs and sides. I was also going to add a drawer but that went out the window when I started to look at the final dimensions of the drawer. Too small!
1 coat 50/50 tung oil/ mineral spirits
2 coats tung oil
3 coats general finishes de-waxed shellac. sanded with 320 in-between coats.
I learn something new from you all everyday. When I’m not learning, I’m being encouraged or both. LJ’s are awesome!
-- Thanks for all the lessons!