|Forum topic by endgrainy||posted 08-17-2015 01:17 AM||840 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
08-17-2015 01:17 AM
A fun learning point from a recent project:
Due to inexperience, I typically learn a lot with each project I complete. After the finish dried on my recent outdoor table, I moved it out to the back patio. After a couple days of basking in the sun, wood movement started to affect the top, which cupped slightly.
This created a slight ridge where the table top met the breadboard at the outer edge. I kept looking at the ridge, and although no one else seemed to notice it, I was out there at dusk with my block plane flushing up the top to make it even with the breadboard.
I then touched up the top with the same oil based stain I used on the project. Of course it didn’t match and the repair was glaringly obvious, even the next day after the finish dried.
So back into the shop to sand the top down, recoat with oil x 2. Three days later back outside.
What happened after the table sat in the sun again? You guessed it – a slight ridge appeared between the table top and the breadboard again! This time, it’s me who’s getting the fix – just let it go.
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