Walnut table – finished!

Walnut table – finished!

I correctly applied 3 coats of Waterlox original formula and ended up with a perfect finish. No shellac, no boiled linseed oil, etc, just pure Waterlox. Adding the iron legs made the table complete. Ready for use – an heirloom piece that will hopefully be around...
Table finish – redo!

Table finish – redo!

  Because the finish was soft, it was clear to me that this table was not going to hold up to a family of 4. I contacted Waterlox technical and they told me the bad news – I had not properly applied the finish. Basically my technique was tainted by bad...
Table build phase 3

Table build phase 3

Finally Im ready to finish the table top. I did a fair bit of research on the internet, hoping to try something other than a simple oil finish. I ended up with the following: 3 coats of boiled linseed oil, 3 coats of ruby toned shellac, and 5 coats of Waterlox...
Table build – phase 2

Table build – phase 2

Two boards running perpendicular in grain will serve as breadboards to give the table the proper overall length. In this photo you can see the bark that I removed with a draw knife. The live edge was cleaned up with a card scraper and sand paper.