Saturday, October 18, 2008

Table & Chairs

The last major task of our kitchen remodeling project is about to be finished. Last week I started to stain the pedestal and table top for the "pub table" we purchased at Wood Source two weeks ago. Staining the table top took longer than I had planned, as it took the stain slowly. The top is adler wood, which is a soft wood from Canada. The project also took longer because I had to stain and clear-coat the top and bottom of the table top. Last night I applied the last coat of polyurethane to the table top and this morning I rubbed it down with a little 000 steel wool and I am happy to report that it is done. I brought the pedestal and top upstairs from the basement this morning and using eight wood screws, the table is ready for use.





As for the chairs, I started staining them on Thursday night. The chairs are made of parawood,
which is a very dense wood from southeast Asia. The are a softer hue than the table, as parawood is so dense that it does not absorb stain as readily as adler. I was able to apply three coats of stain to the chairs, and I figured that they would not get much darker. This morning, the chairs were dry and I started to apply clear polyurethane to them. I have been able to apply tow coats so far today and I am hoping to get on one more coat before the end of today. Regardless, the chairs will be ready to join the table no later than tomorrow.

4 comments:

Lisa... said...

Looks about ready for the maiden voyage. Oat pops all around.

L.

John said...

You may not be handsome (Samson is the movie star), but you sure are handy. I may have to hire you for some home improvement projects...

Big Johnny said...

UPDATE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa... said...

Yeah. What he said...

L.