|Forum topic by JamesWiggins||posted 12-14-2015 09:36 PM||453 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
12-14-2015 09:36 PM
I’m trying to achieve this finish on a solid mahogany dining table I am building for my wife. Any ideas about the best way to approach it? I’ve had two ideas so far:
1) Mill, sand, and stain the top as individual boards and then glue them up using biscuits to maintain alignment. This requires me to completely sand and shape everything while it’s clamped together and then glue it up exactly right without getting glue on anything. I’m not sure if I can do that.
2) Glue the boards up, sand and shape the top, and finally apply stain in stripes using something like painters tape to create the lines. With this, I’m worried that I’ll experience bleed over and it won’t look clean. I also have to be careful to tape the top and edges exactly right.
Is there a better way?!