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09-13-2017 12:17 PM

Suggest legs for this table top - 1 reply

So a while ago I bought this zebrawood top for 400 dollars. Now i been finishing it to sell it for 700-800 bucksbut can’t decide what i should use as legs. Anyone has any ideas? Thanks

09-03-2017 11:49 AM

Critique my finish on this dining table - 17 replies

as the title suggests, i’d like some honest feedback on the finish i put on this walnut table. my finish of choice here was 6 coats of equal parts of boil linseed oil, raw tung oil and poly. i’d apply the finish with a pair of medical/latex gloves on my hands.. I’d hand rub the finish this way let it sit for half hour and th...

08-30-2017 03:23 AM

horizontal bars under a table - what are they? - 1 reply

i saw these under a live edge dining table the other day. looks like they’re made for stabilizing the wood but thats just a wild guess. are these bars necessary on all table tops? is this what’s called a ’ C Channel’? i heard a wood worker saying he always uses C Channels under his tables but i don’t know what he wa...

08-30-2017 03:15 AM

Help needed with installing legs on large dining table - 4 replies

Hello all I need some help on how i should install some metal legs on a new dining table i built from walnut i have included photos of my table and also the legs i read somewhere that i should install the legs so that they account for possible wood movement in the future. i really don’t have any idea how to do this. any tips or...

08-04-2017 10:30 PM

a crack filled with epoxy suddenly opens up on the day of delivery - 70 replies

so on the day of delivery of my very first table for which i was gonna get paid, one of the 4 original cracks that i filled with 5 min epoxy, had cracked open. the guy i bought the slabs from says his slabs were properly dried when he sold them to me. I can’t make the table any shorter cause the order is for a 10 feet table so removi...

08-04-2017 08:40 AM

Finished walnut not shiny enough for client - 4 replies

So I just finished my first major table for a client and would like to give them a product or something they can rub on the table to keep it nice and shiny. I finished the table with 5 coats of equal parts of boiled linseed oil and raw tung oil and poly. Is there a cream or a conditioner or something they can hand rub on the table to keep it ni...

07-27-2017 11:49 PM

My first major table getting ruined - 9 replies

Hello all. I’m having a problem with a table I’m finishing.. the knot seems to not want to soak in anymore finish but when I wipe the finish oil off, it looks really dry and complete ruins the table. When I shine light to it and zoom in, it looks like it’s grey.. the good news is this is the backside of the table but the bad...

01-29-2016 04:28 AM

How does my finish look? - 1 reply

This is a walnut slab that I am working on finishing. So far it’s got two coats of Watco walnut Danish oil. Not sure why some spots are much darker than the rest. http://postimg.org/image/l2qnrskl3/ Would love to hear what you guys think

01-27-2016 03:52 AM

Please suggest A finish for walnut - 6 replies

Could you please suggest a simple finishing schedule to me for my walnut chandelier. I want it to be a very dark but be able to still see as much of the grain as possible. And would you be so kind to include the drying time I need on each step? And could you please suggest products that won’t take very long to cure/dry? Just a quick no...

01-23-2016 04:34 PM

how do i fix a blotchy finish on walnut (pics included in the post) - 7 replies

i have a piece of walnut that i finished but looks terrible.. this is bad news because this piece is a gift that i am supposed to deliver in 5 days. the pics will show what the problem is: you can see towards the top that are spots of blotchy… looks as if enough oil did not sink into the wood. what i did was i had oiled it with BLO, le...

01-18-2016 05:09 PM

Please critique my finishing schedule on a walnut piece - 11 replies

this is my first major project but ive done hours upon hours of research and reading to put together this regiment. please let me know if i am on the right track. it’ll be a walnut chandelier. it’s about 5 feet long and 18 inch wide. step 1sanded to 320. then put on two coats of BLO and have let the piece dry for 7 days inside a...

01-16-2016 02:04 PM

Grain Filler question - 13 replies

Hello there, I decided as my first wood working project to make a wooden chandelier. I had everything planned. My finish schedule was going to be as follows1- Sand to 2202- BLO and cured for 7 days3- Dewaxed Shellac as a sealer4- Fill the pores with Crystalac. 5- top coat.So I am in step 2 right now and have hit a road-block. I ju...


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