OK, the table is done.
There were a couple of “dry spray” spots on the base the I hit with 600, then I rubbed it out with 0000 steel wool and “Antique Mahogany” Briwax. I wiped it down, let the wax flash off and buffed it with a soft cloth. I gave the whole thing a second coat of the same wax, then installed the top.
Then I brought the table inside and displaced the table I made for the same spot 15+ years ago when I was previously on a “woodworking kick”. I like it, I’m eager to get the cabinet finished next…and to start some new projects. I have an idea for an arts & crafts-ish bookcase for the guest room that might be fun.
Anyway, here are the finished pictures. I need a better setup to take pictures of completed projects…
And what of the table that used to be in this spot? I took it out to the shop to refinish. The top is loose (the metal z-clips worked out of the slots) and the finish is worn off the top. I’ll sand the top smooth and probably go over the whole things with Linseed Oil and Blond Shellac. It’s made out of tiger maple, birdsseye maple and western quilted maple on the top – and bloodwood for the stringing if I recall correctly. The original finish was plain Danish Oil.