Curly Maple Kitchen Table

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Project by Kenyon posted 01-12-2013 03:31 PM 2011 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a kitchen table that I recently made for the house. The top is a few nice pieces of curly maple and the skirt has a few curls as well. The legs are all hard maple and each joint has a dowel and two pocket screws. I looked all around lj and other places to see what the best finish would be and settled on the most natural (in my mind) I could find. I sanded it with 80 grit and then applied a coat of amber shellac. I sanded at 150 and then applied another coat of the same shellac then did a light sand at 150 again to try and pop the grain. I ended with a couple coats of Arm-R-Seal and sanded at 220 between them. It looks pretty good, but unfortunately the pictures don’t do the curls justice. It should be a good little table and last a pretty long while.

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#1 posted 01-12-2013 04:09 PM

Very nice looking table you did a great job.

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#2 posted 01-12-2013 05:16 PM

Nice job

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 01-13-2013 03:29 AM

You just cant beat amber shellac and curly cherry. They are made for each other. Nice table.

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#4 posted 01-13-2013 03:38 AM

Very nice job , Kenyon : )

jumbojack , it’s Maple : )

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#5 posted 01-14-2013 05:15 AM

yikes, normally I could read and write very much.

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