I did some more work on the Pallet Timber Low Table top.
This work covers using Black Japan as a finish.
While I was at it I also added some filler strips into the base where there was a mismatch between the legs and rails.
It was fairly straightforward measure a piece of timber and rip a length 3.5mm off for the fillers.
Apply some glue fit into place and clamp up
I should have done this much earlier but I thought it would be OK so left it , however it was causing all sorts of cosmetic problems so in they went.
As the table had a Japanese style I decided to stain and finish it with Black Japan.
There was an article in the Woodsmith magazine so I thought i woud give it a go.
The product I used was :
Feast Watson Stain and varnish pre mixed.
For the first initial coat I used a brush and then decided to use a roller for the second coat to try and get some uniformity.
As you can see its a very difficult product to apply sucessfully with a brush
The top was no better the first coat was very streaky
This is the underside, the plan is to slit the top equally along the widest section later.
-- Regards Robert