I’ve been working on a side table in american black walnut. It’s taken me a while because I bought the timber rough sawn so it seemed to take me weeks of sawing an planing to get the pieces to finished size. I have now completed the joinery and am starting the final assembly. I have really enjoyed working with this wood (my first time) I can get a beautiful surface with a No. 4 and a cabinet scraper. I just need to decide how to finish it. I have made it to go in my partners office to match her desk and cabinet. I gave an off cut a couple of coats of tung oil and whilst it really brings out the grain and looks stunning it is a little dark. I tried the same with BLO but it still seems dark. Can anyone suggest an alternative? Photos show table clamped up in “rehearsal” stage. I’m especially proud of the table top which is made up of four pieces with a bullnose front edge. I’m keeping it in a drawer at the moment for safe keeping.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.