Today was hard. Sketching out some foot stool concepts and enjoying a glass of #slowhandsixwoodswhiskey before turning in. Been thinking about skinny steel legs welded off square to give an unbalanced appearance. Definitely a West Hollywood aesthetic. #j_v_design
Para cuando te sientas culpable y tengas remordimientos que no se basen necesariamente en una mala acción real, pero que aun así destruyan la posibilidad de vivir con alegría
Stained knotty Alder table tops, and painted pine bases for this living room set. This coffee table and end table went to some really good friends of ours, and their gorgeous home! If you look closely, you can see their walnut flooring, which is absolutely amazing! Because of them, I’ve added “Home with walnut floors” to my bucket list! Thanks again, Bennett’s, for letting us build a couple of Hand Hammered pieces for your home!
One of my favorite things about this platform is being able to share things that I learn, techniques, tools and of course showing off all the hard work 😀
This rustic entryway table was a first for me in so many ways. This was the first time using the Kreg Jig to make a tabletop and was the method I used to build the table with no glue at all😱🙌. I purchased my 1st planer, Porter Cable and it was very simple to use. There was cupping on my table top so this tool helped me level it all out. The X members at the end of the table took some practice cuts but i found the easiest way was to hold the piece up, trace a line at the desired position and match the angle on the miter saw.
Im not a fan of finishing things if its not a simple stain and a top coat or just a natural oil so the 2 tone was another 1st. I'm not gonna lie, I had no idea what I was doing and there were A LOT of "fuck it" moments throughout this build lol that moment where you want to play it safe so you dont risk fucking it up but your gut is telling you "fuck it! Just do it! Go for it!". How else do we learn and try new things if we don't just do it?! This project will have a special place in my heart because I trusted my gut the whole time through my fear of messing it up and it turned out to be one of my favorite pieces!
Lastly I wanted to share what I learned with the finishing technique I used. I used a combination of a water based stain (onyx) and an oil stain (honey). I couldn't find a rich enough stain to penerate the pine to give it a deep even color so this is why I turned to the water base onyx stain and it also didn't bleed onto the pieces of wood that would only take the honey stain. I rubbed that on first and let it dry for 24hrs. Rule as follows, if you are mixing oil and water products:
Water over oil=allow oil to dry 72hrs before adding the waterbase top coat.
Oil over water=let water base finish dry for 24hrs before coating with oil base product.
I then added the Honey stain to the whole table which gave it that deep rich chocolate color I was wanting. I let it all dry for 48 hours and gave it to light coats of the satin polyurethane. And there you have it 💓