Archive for August, 2010

Table is closer

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Well, I finally got some time to put the second coat of stain on the underside of the table and the table legs; with luck, I’ll be able to put the first coat of poly on tomorrow, and then I can prep and stain the top of the table.  I was a bit worried about the color of this stain, but it turned out beautiful – a little darker than I’d anticipated, but that’s okay.

Kitchen Table

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

The old kitchen table disappeared this morning – dad and uncle picked it up to take back to my parent’s house to begin it’s new life as a garage workbench.  Which means until I get the new kitchen table done, I have nothing to eat on, so I figured I should start work on the new table.  I’ve got the first coat of stain on the underside and legs, and will be putting the second coat on before doing the top.  Yes, some of you will think it’s very strange for me to do it that way, and you might even be right, but that’s the way I’m doing it because it makes sense to me.  I’m using a different stain this time – slightly darker on the can, but it seems a lot mroe darker than I’d anticipated on the wood.  It still looks good to me, though, so I’m considering it a pleasant surprise.

Anyway, while I wait for that first coat to dry, I’m going to figure out dinner plans – as in where to get dinner from since I’m not eating at home.

Coffee table done!

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

As of about 4pm today, the coffee table had gotten it’s final coat of lacquer and is sitting in it’s now-permanent home begging to be used.  I’m really happy with how it and the two end tables turned out – I’ll bee honest enough to admit that I still have a lot to learn about finishing furniture, but for a first attempt, I am quite pleased with the results.  They look better than I could have hoped for, honestly – I either have a native talent (unlikely) or got very lucky (yep, that was it).