Singer sewing-machine table completed

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Project by ChrisMc45 posted 05-14-2020 01:51 PM 763 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

For mother-in-law, she requested a table from the family “heirloom” sewing machine stand. Delivered last weekend and my bride said that I won Mothers Day. Not very clear in any of the pictures, I chose early-on to go with powder-coating the frame and I am very glad I did, Hot Box in Charlotte did a great glossy job.

The white oak came from the same tree that supplied the spindle bed. I showed different stains to the “client”, she chose Minwax Dark Walnut. I was skeptical but I think it turned out well. I used stainable wood filler trying to get the pores filled, it added a LOT of extra sanding time but I like the final gloss so it was worth it. I tested both oil-based and water-based polyurethane, chose the water-based just so I could clean up more easily. It was a struggle to avoid bubbles, I used a quality Purdy brush but still got bubbles, I think I will try foam brushes next time. Four coats of poly top and bottom, lastly two rubs of hard furniture wax.

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#1 posted 05-14-2020 06:40 PM

nice job, the second picture shows the grain perfectly
maybe a sanding sealer to close up the pores ?

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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