|Forum topic by clickbangboom||posted 01-24-2013 12:59 PM||5168 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
01-24-2013 12:59 PM
This my first post to this forum but have been reading it for a while now. I’m looking for some advice on how to finish a table I’m working on for a friend. The table is made of walnut, maple & cherry. The design isn’t mine– I was just commissioned to build it. It will not be used as a butcher block– it will just be a dining table but I want it to be easy to clean. This is the second table I’ve built and I just don’t know anything about finishing. I read Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing but I really don’t know what direction to go.
It was glued together in pattern, planed using a CNC machine and the surface was prepared by hand scraping the CNC tool marks and a bit of light sanding. It will have custom metal hairpin legs. See pictures below.
Ideally I’d like something that is foodsafe and requires minimal upkeep– maybe once a year or so.
Thanks for your suggestions.