Classroom Side Table

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Project by DocsDesigns posted 12-07-2016 06:07 PM 1250 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This table was built as an organizational solution for my daughter’s teacher. She had requested a small table to sit next to her dry erase board to hold small items used during class. It is constructed of poplar, with all mortise/tenon joinery (thanks to my Festool Domino). The top is 8/4 with breadboards, with 4/4 aprons and lower shelf.

I worked a new finish technique for this piece, consisting of a 3-step process with my HVLP sprayer.

- Firstly, sand all surfaces to 320 and apply 1 coat of vinyl sanding sealer.
- Secondly, a 4:5 mixture of brushing lacquer/lacquer thinner with a blend of transtint dyes (honey amber, vintage dark maple, mahogany brown) to color preference.
- Finally, a final coat of 4:5 ratio lacquer was applied to get the final texture/sheen.

A little more practice needed on the finishing technique (to prevent minor runs in the lacquer), but overall a HUGE improvement over previous projects/results.

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#1 posted 12-19-2016 01:23 AM

Nice table and great finish!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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