Thursday, 22 August 2013

Slab Table

Busy, busy, busy.  Since my last post I have been working non stop, not all ways in the shop though.  I have been in the office fairly frequently working on improving my social network, the blog and trying to build a web site.  The idea for all of this Internet based work is to help get me more paying work.  Normally word of mouth is a good way for a construction company to generate job leads.  However being new in town means I know few people and few people know me, but it's getting better and people are starting to know me and what I do.

In more exciting news my first designed and built piece of fine furniture is coming to an end.  This large slab coffee table has been an incredibly fun project, challenging and incredibly rewarding.

Getting the table base glued up was a bit of a nail biter.  Even with sub assemblies the final glue up had ten different glue surfaces coming together all at once; which meant working very quickly.

After the base glued up I secured the top to the base and began the finishing process.  I sealed the top with several coats of shellac to help the final polyurethane coats take more evenly.

After four coats of wipe on polyurethane the table is finished and looks fantastic, I am really pleased with how it turned out.  I will post portfolio pictures of it once I've got them, as well as shots of where the table will be located in my house.

And now on to the next project.  Look closely and you can see it lingering in the background.

Hans Christopher