|Project by JimYoung||posted 01-31-2014 02:51 AM||2088 views||9 times favorited||10 comments|
This is my latest version of the Kevin Rodel design arts and crafts tables. His original plan was for a coffee table, but he put in approximate dimensions for an end table, a sofa table, and a dinning table at the end of the article.
This table builds on the experience I gained making the smaller tables. The top has bread board ends, with faceted plugs to cover the screws. These are just oak, but they are cut so the end grain shows and will stain darker than the surrounding wood. I did splurge on quarter sawn white oak for the top and grill work. It really makes a difference over the flat sawn oak I used on the smaller tables. If I ever have enough extra QS oak laying around I will have to make new tops for the smaller tables.
I milled all of the wood from rough sawn timber.
Update: here are a few photos of the finished table. I used minwax “gunstock” stain and a wipe on poly. The screw plugs did not darken up too much, but they stand out ok. Finally, I applied a coat of paste wax with steel wool to level out the finish.
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