|Forum topic by ryno101||posted 12-15-2009 07:49 PM||989 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
12-15-2009 07:49 PM
My brother in law has a beautiful Walnut French-Country style dining room table, and he’s asked me to build him a coffee table, end table and entertainment center to match. I’m very excited about this, and have gone through a few design options, I’ve got the building part of it pretty well figured out. However…
The top of the dining room table is 1 1/8” thick walnut, and it’s got a particular distressed look that I’d like to see if I can re-create. The rough edges and whatnot shouldn’t be too difficult, but I don’t know how to best approach the look. Here’s a couple of pics that show this:
As you can see, it’s got some cross-hatch striations, and a scalloped look that’s pretty distinctive. Also note the fact that the high spots are lighter in color. It feels relatively smooth to the touch, there’s not much height difference that can be discerned by touch, the distressed look is accentuated by the color difference.
My question is this:
Any advice would be welcome, and thanks for your help!
-- Ryno http://shawsheenwoodworks.com