Table + Chairs for our kids.
This is the first piece of furniture I built with real wood using actual woodworking techniques such as panel glue-ups, attention to wood movement, and lots of mortises and tenons. You will not find any metal in the joinery of the table or chairs.
- Table top & legs: Hickory/Pecan
- Table apron: Oak
- Chairs: Oak
The Hickory was from my father-in-law’s shop, leftover from cabinets he built. The oak was from an Amish lumber mill. I had been air drying the oak for several months before using it for this project. The moisture content read close enough, so I gave it a go.
For the finish, I used a base coat of orange Homestead Dry Dye (TransFast) to give it an under-glow of sorts that really pops when sunlight shines in through a window. Then, layers of dewaxed shellac, gel stains, and General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. For the chair frames, I used aerosol spray Lacquer.
Depending on the light, sometimes it looks brown, sometimes red.