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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rudi's Table - Completed

Clearly, I've been neglecting my blog. I finished Rudi's table a couple months ago and must say that both him, his wife, and I were pleased with the results.  As I said in the previous post, the table is a combination of solid red oak and red oak plywood.

The black pegs are made from oak dowels that I “ebonized” in a solution of steel wool dissolved in vinegar.  If you Google "Ebonize Oak" or "Ebonize Wood" you will come across a surprisingly large amount of info on this technique.

Popular Woodworking also has a great article on how to do this.

I finished the piece by sanding dark walnut danish oil into all the surfaces to fill the pores and color the wood. Click on this link to see The Wood Whisperer explain some methods of pore filling.  Finally, the whole table was was topped off with 2 or 3 coats a semi gloss polyurethane.

-Chris Griggs

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