|Project by barringerfurniture||posted 01-11-2014 01:37 AM||2185 views||11 times favorited||11 comments|
Hey folks. Wanted to share my recent build – a hall table to match my bookcase in Curly maple and Cherry. The drawer interior on this is reclaimed vertical grain DF that was left over from my trestle bench. I’ve been trying to decide on a wood that I can use more or less across the board for all my drawer interiors and I think I like clear DF for this. I love the way it looks in most cases and I don’t see a lot of other makers use it for drawers. However, I’m not sure how I feel about its contrast to a maple drawer front. I know it would look good with Cherry or Walnut or Mahogany though.
The finish on this is two coats of GF Arm-r-Seal Satin followed by two coats of Minwax Paste Wax, buffed with 0000 steel wool to a satin sheen. I struggle with the GF wipe-on poly beginning with the third coat always. That’s when the friction streaks seem to start showing up despite multiple experiments. Have some work to do there. But I’m really really happy with the Minwax paste wax. I think the top on this looks really classy after those two coats buffed out.
Top was planed by hand to about 7/8” and I still struggle with BB ends. These came out pretty good though I think.
Not much more to say about it. Questions and critique always welcome. Thanks for all the positive support and advice in the past.
-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA barringerfinefurniture.com