Corner Inlay Table #1: Months after table-top glue up

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Blog entry by Rick posted 11-20-2010 03:26 AM 1065 reads 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Basics: Poplar, Mortise and Loose Tenon, Gel Stains and Top Coat

In spite of starting this months ago with a quick drawing and a 3-board glue up for the top, I only recently started back on it. A move to a new house/shop, and a new job search put a ka-bosh on most of it.

Short on cash, I glued up legs rather than buy 8/4 stock, and made do with wood I had on hand. I chose poplar because at first, my wife wanted to paint it. But after showing her some finishes with some gel stains, she’s decided on a variation of a Woodsmith finish – Georgian Cherry, with a 1:1 Georgian Cherry/Java mix. I’ve considered shellac and Arm-R-Seal as top coats. I don’t expect it to have drinks on it. BUT . . . you never know!

These are the various pieces as they are now, and the 2 sample boards for finishes. the smaller board was (left to right) Java, 1:1 Georgian Cherry/Java, GC with 1:1 over, and finally 2 coats GC.

The larger sample board was zeroing in on the final choice, far right, GC with 1:1 over.

Next steps are :
Cut the tenons to length (stock is milled)
Taper the legs
Dry Fit
Glue Base
Dry Fit top
Rout inlay groove
Cut and glue tiger maple inlay, flush with table
Shellac the inlay to protect it from stain
Stain the table top
Top Coat.
Damage the finish with a glass of beer or wine while admiring my work.

Yep – That’s it, I think.

-- There are many tempting parking places on the road to success

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