Thursday, December 22, 2016

a brushed oak oval table

ok, we dropped this one off in manchester, vt today .. first local one in a while. the base was on a much smaller table that the client bought at the brimfield antique show a few years back .. we had to massage it a bit and put some oil on it, but it was a very clever, 'adjustable height' concept, and
very rigid once we made some adjustments.  great concept !!!
the finish color was somewhere between the top photo, which was whiter than it actually was, and the one above, which is darker than it actually is .. i've taken so many photos that if i get close, i just call it a wrap .. you'll have to use your imagination, but we thought i looked good.
we started with some beautiful 8/4 quartered white oak from adirondack hardwoods in saranac lake, n.y.
trevor cut the 102" long oval halves on our 100" cnc by cleverly running two half oval files and moving the blank about 8 " between files.  pretty clever of him ...
then we got to use this pretty cool makita wire brushing tool that we borrowed from a friend.
then we glued up the two halves using 'the paper bag trick' where you glue short matching
blocks to the halves with a piece of brown paper bag, add a few short clamps to give a little extra holding power and the n use your bar clamps to close the joint .. once the glue sets, whack the blocks with a hammer and the bag splits and they pop right off with no damage to the table .. 
here's a close up
here trevor is doing the final sanding before the final dull rubbed poly top coat ..
he is getting really good at finishing ..
  i hope to get an onsite, decorated photo with chairs from my client soon .. 
all for now ..

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