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I posted this project a few weeks ago before I started the finishing process. I promised I would post more pics when I got done so here they are. You should know that the finish was not my idea, it was the customer's. I told my wife I wouldn't pay $5 for this thing at a garage sale but this is what she wanted. The top is sprayed with black lacquer. The leg/stretcher was coated with a black primer and then took 5 coats of Valspar's Gold Metal Patina Glaze. I then sanded some areas to rough it up and expose some of the black underneath. I then put on a coat of Mohawk's Van **** Brown Finishers Glaze. The whole thing was then sprayed with semi-gloss lacquer. This was a challenging project for me but I'm glad I'm done with it. I'm ready to move onto something new.
 

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I posted this project a few weeks ago before I started the finishing process. I promised I would post more pics when I got done so here they are. You should know that the finish was not my idea, it was the customer's. I told my wife I wouldn't pay $5 for this thing at a garage sale but this is what she wanted. The top is sprayed with black lacquer. The leg/stretcher was coated with a black primer and then took 5 coats of Valspar's Gold Metal Patina Glaze. I then sanded some areas to rough it up and expose some of the black underneath. I then put on a coat of Mohawk's Van **** Brown Finishers Glaze. The whole thing was then sprayed with semi-gloss lacquer. This was a challenging project for me but I'm glad I'm done with it. I'm ready to move onto something new.

Hey, I think it looks really Super GOOD! I'll bet the Customer is happy with it!(?)

Nice job! Thanks for the update!

Have a good one!
 

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Thanks for all the kind words. PK, the legs and stretchers were made separately and then joined with glue and dowels. The legs were cut from some glued up poplar. I cut them just like you would cabriole legs. I rabbeted out the upper back so that there was a ledge for the table top to sit in. Making it all come together consisted of a lot of sanding and shaping. I hope these pictures will give you a better idea of how it was done.
 

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Excellent craftsmanship on that job!

Yeah, the paint finish the customer wanted would have made me want to hurl too. Kinda begs the question of 'why use wood?' I know she couldn't have gotten that design any other way, but that thing just wants to be made from plastic.

But then I'm a purist. I never use even stain unless it's the customer request, or I'm matching existing woodwork. And paint and wood should exist on different planets.
 

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Boardman,

I'm with you on that. Why stain beautiful wood? I'll agree the customer here was a nut, but in the end it still looks like a well made table and he/she is happy with it, which is all we can really ask for with these types of things.
 

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Thanks for the kind words. Needless to say I'm glad to be done with this. It's been on again off again for a few months. I was ready to move onto something new. It was intriguing to build since I hadn't done a lot of the things that were required to get this thing together. It was certainly my most challenging project to date.
 
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