Distressed Corner Table

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Project by RussellAP posted 02-02-2014 12:02 AM 1282 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut uprights between hard maple surfaces.
The distressing process is, for the top; power sanding with DeWalt drill sander with 60g. Applying dark mahogany gel coat, wait one hour, then pour on some satin poly and rub in. The poly will loosen the gel coat making dark and light spots simulating age rather well.

For the bottom; painting with equal parts latex paint, water, and plaster of Paris, then sanding corners and surfaces with 220g.

I took this to my retail location where it will get a wax solution that will give it an aged patina and a more finished look.

Thank you for looking.

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#1 posted 02-03-2014 01:56 AM

That table turned out rather well Russell with that special paint mix.

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#2 posted 02-05-2014 04:43 PM

Looks great and authentic. You have a pretty effective technique on the distressing process. Great job!

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#3 posted 02-12-2014 02:37 PM

Nice looking table Russell

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