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Buffet table

Hi everyone,

Is like to share with you a project I'm doing. It is a buffet table to be used mostly as a decorative piece.

I'm using eucalyptus wood.
I had a guess that using this checkered layout would be a good idea, and do far I'm very happy with the results, what do you think?

It will be coated with wood varnish and then sand paper with 400 grit to give smoothness.

It won't have legs so will be installed directly to the wall.

Appreciate your feedback.

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the table is looking great so far.
what are your plans of attaching it to the wall ?

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the table is looking great so far.

what are your plans of attaching it to the wall ?



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Probably I'll build a support from a piece of lumber, not sure...
I'll show you when finished

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Updated:

I've done the first layer of varnish but didn't like the results.... It seems rough ...

I guess I'll have to sand it all over again remove all the varnish and use sealer instead.

Any guesses?

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not so fast in removing the varnish.
please tell us what "varnish" you are using. (brand name & product number)

my method for applying oil based varnish and paint is to apply
the first coat diluted 50% with 100% mineral spirits (paint thinner).
that will be my sealer. the second coat is diluted 25%
and the final 2 or 3 coats diluted to whatever flows the best for the environmental
conditions. temperature and humidity plays a big part in the curing times.
a light sanding between coats is always recommended.

so just sand what you have now and add another coat.
24 hours later, sand again, and another coat of varnish.
and see how that turns out.

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Hi thanks for your support.

I'm in Brazil so I think you wouldn't know the brand.... Anyway I don't know it either lol. It is in another bottle not the original anymore.

I can tell for sure that it is a water diluted varnish.... Is that my problem?

The results you see in the pictures are:
applied a 100% pure varnish (not diluted) layer and after 24 hours sanded with 220 grit. After that another layer diluted 30/70 ratio water/varnish. Used a brush to do it.

Do you think I should proceed with sanding and other layers of varnish?

Or remove it all and restart with a thinner based varnish or sealer?

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sorry I can not be of any assistance.
99% of my finishing is with oil based products.
there are members here that do a lot of water based finishes
and are much more knowledgeable than me.
knowing the product that you used would be most helpful.
without that, it is a shot in the dark at best.
wishing you total success. it is a very nice project.

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I think it looks very nice. I'm also curious how you plan to attach it to the wall.

No master here, but I'm betting it's pretty heavy. If you're going to mount to drywall, I suggest you use heavy duty hardware every 12 inches, or try to go into the studs. Install legs from the front-underside to the wall, at 45 degree angle to the wall.

You could make the table a fold-down, with probably not much effort. Hinge the back of the table to the wall. Build legs that fit between the aprons when it's in it's up or down positions, and mount them using hinges to the wall. When the table's folded down the table only takes up its own height of space.
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I think it looks very nice. I'm also curious how you plan to attach it to the wall.



No master here, but I'm betting it's pretty heavy. If you're going to mount to drywall, I suggest you use heavy duty hardware every 12 inches, or try to go into the studs. Install legs from the front-underside to the wall, at 45 degree angle to the wall.



You could make the table a fold-down, with probably not much effort. Hinge the back of the table to the wall. Build legs that fit between the aprons when it's in it's up or down positions, and mount them using hinges to the wall. When the table's folded down the table only takes up its own height of space.
It weights about 8 kg or 17 lbs.
I will think about a metal frame to keep it in place.
The wall is made of bricks and concrete not drywall, so I believe it will be fine to drill holes and use large screws.
Take a look at the place it will be put.


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Hi guys some updates:
- removed all the water based varnish ( such a lot of boring work ) with 60 grit sand paper.
- sanded it all over again from 60 to 320 grit.
- applied several layers of oil based wood sealer, after each layer sanded with 320 grit.
- polished it with steel wool
- applied danish oil

Also I've built the supports to attach the table to the wall.

And it's done !!!

Very happy with the results, what y'all think ?


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And finally done !!

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Looks great

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very nicely done !! very professional looking.

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My wife added finishing touches !

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Beautiful work!

You and your wife must have had a lovely vacation in San Francisco. :-)
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