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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. 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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