View from the Garage

January 12, 2010

Renewed coffee table

Filed under: Woodworking — thefusionguy @ 6:02 am

One of the first woodworking projects I made was a coffee table, maybe in 1979. It’s 8/4 poplar, so good and sturdy, but a bit soft. After all these years, the top had become pretty muddy, so I refinished it. Sad to see all those marks disappear, but I guess there’s such a thing as too much patina. Two coats of shellac, then three thin coats of Minwax Wipe-on Poly Satin. Anyway, here’s the old and new:

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