Quick Woodworking Update

I’ve been working on a coffee table for about 6 months or some other ridiculous length of time, trying mostly to figure out the best way to accomplish some of my design issues. I designed and built this table mostly from a few sketches and rough dimensions in my head transferred to paper, which is what I tend to do when building things, and it makes for a mess at times.

Well, last night I finally completed this thing and it’s all together about as perfectly as my lack of precision allows (it’s not quite square but you can’t tell by looking), and now it is time to move to the finishing stage.

This is the part I dread the most, simply because I’m not very good at it. I’m trying to decide whether or not to use a gel stain, or some water based stain with a pre-conditioner before hand. One thing I do know, is that I’ll be putting on a fine coat of glossy poly-urethane, probably water based to give it a nice solid durable finish.

Anyway, I’ll have some photos of the finished, but not finished, table to post pretty soon.