Spider Table (Re) Finished

I rubbed out the spider table this afternoon, gave it a coat of wax and re-attached the top.  The top is flatter than it was before, but not as flat as it should be.  But with several coats of linseed oil to bring out the figure, and a topcoat of clear shellac tinted with a touch of garnet, I think it looks presentable.  Up close there are still some scars from wear and tear — and some stupid mistakes when I made this a zillion hears ago  as a young, clueless woodworker.  Now that I’m an old, clueless woodworker I’m sure I’d have much more interesting mistakes to talk about.

Refinished spider table, showing a weird mix of Quilted Western Maple, Birdseye Maple and Tiger Maple, with bloodwood cock beading

Refinished spider table, showing a weird mix of Quilted Western Maple, Birdseye Maple and Tiger Maple, with bloodwood cock beading

I love the figure on the top -- it's actually a bit glossier in person

I love the figure on the top — it’s actually a bit glossier in person

Last shot, showing off the shape of the legs

Last shot, showing off the shape of the legs

I wanted to draw this up with the legs splayed at a 45 degree angle, then I had another idea for a spiderweb inlay, then I got distracted by something else.  Story of my life.  Welcome to “McGlynn on Being Distracted”.

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3 thoughts on “Spider Table (Re) Finished

  1. Joe, this table looks absolutely amazing.

  2. I like this table a lot. It has interesting lines and curves to follow and see where they go. And I think the mixture of texture from the maples worked out well to my eye.

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