The old commercial saying Wait there is more! comes to mind.
Well I didnt like the look of the TGTT edges showing end grain and the join so I decided to add a finishing edge.
I used Tassie Oak cut into strips mitered and rounded over to do the job.
I started with the end and cut the timber to match the table rather than measure and cut.
This activity took all day glueing sections in, applying clamps, allowing the glue to dry enough to remove the clamps then continue on with the next piece
Eventually I got them done.
Once these were dry I sanded the glue away and rounded over the edges with a router to remove the brutal sharp corners.
a light sand and its looking a lot better
The light is starting to beat me but here is the final picture
Well I am happier now so I can assure you it is now in fact finished blog wise.
The timber flooring is Blackbutt, a species grown in and suppied from Northern NSW in the New England region
Blackbutt Eucalyptus pilularis
Description: A large hardwood that grows from Bega in NSW to Maryborough in QLD. The heartwood is a pale yellow brown which commonly has pin hole borer and gum streak. Commonly shows surface checking after drying.
Tough to work but polishes very well.
Applications: Mostly flooring and F27 structural hardwood. Currently being used much more for a range of furniture applications.
Availability: Very good
Hardness: Janka 9.1 900kg/m3 – Very hard.
Durability: Good for outdoor use
Information sourced from Monaro Timber 16-20 Kealman Rd Queanbeyan NSW
-- Regards Robert