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post #21 of 24 Old 01-18-2012, 09:23 AM
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Great job there what are you finishing it with

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Can't ell from the pictures but are you going to have an apron underneath...? I am doing a pedestal table and can;t decide about having an apron....just wondering...
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I would love to see this thing finished. I am a begining WW and I want to make some living room furniture out of bubinga. Are you just going to put some poly on it?
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Sorry for my slow response, I didn't see the new posts when I first looked at them.

Finish: My finish schedule is as follows:
  1. Dk Mission Brown TransTint Die (50/50 water/DNA)
  2. Vinyl sealer coat (sanding sealer used under pre-cat lacquer)
  3. Fill the pores with wood filler (Behlen Pore-O-Pac) dyed with Van Dyke Brown UTC
  4. Pre-cat lacquer (2 mist coats followed by 4 full coats)
I find lacquer produces a much more beautiful finish than poly. It's also very forgiving and it's much more repairable. (Just don't use it in high humidity unless you add a retarder.)

Apron: I'm currently making the apron, it will be bended to match the circle at a 2.5" inset, but with the "arms" protruding. (I decided to finish the top before finishing the bottom just so that I could seal it from the elements to avoid any humidity induced wood movement. I didn't want the joints to crack on me. A little out of order, but an once of prevention...).
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