Walnut & Curly Maple Coffee Table #8: Edge profile and final sanding, onto finish work

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Reinan posted 11-26-2017 03:19 PM 2160 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Drawbored breadboard ends Part 8 of Walnut & Curly Maple Coffee Table series Part 9: Finish work complete, ready for delivery »

As this table is a gift for a young couple, I thought a rounded edge on the most exposed corners would be prudent; possible small ones in the future and all. So I used a 1/8 round over bit in my venerable PC 100 which did the job well but ackwardly at times. I wish I had a smaller unit for this kind of work and have been considering the purchase of a lighter one handed type router. After completing the machine work, I sanded everything to 400 grit, wet sanding the table top. I put one thin coat BLO on which will need to dry for 24-48 hrs, after which I will apply a 1# cut of dewaxed garnet shellac to bring out a common tone in both the maple and walnut and give it some additional depth. I’m not sure how many coats of shellac will be on this, I’ll just go by color, once it’s deepened to where it looks good I’ll stop. The final finish will be a spray lacquer that my friend will apply to give this table the most natural looking protection possible.

-- -Russ

3 comments so far

View builtinbkyn's profile


2999 posts in 1544 days

#1 posted 11-26-2017 03:30 PM

Russ the table is beautiful and so are those classics. They need tarps to keep your other hobby off of them ;)

Really, the table looks sharp with that curly maple being hi-lited by the dark walnut. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

View Bobsboxes's profile


1393 posts in 3268 days

#2 posted 11-26-2017 04:46 PM

Very cool, nice contrast.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

View dalepage's profile


385 posts in 1444 days

#3 posted 11-27-2017 12:23 AM

Very well done. The contrast is very pleasing.

-- Dale

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics