I recently completed a challenging commission, finishing a massive, round dining table designed to seat eight. Made of medium-density fiberboard, the top is veneered with birdseye maple, a sapele border, and an ebony band. The base weighed so much that it took three men to lift it onto my bench. And you can see from the size of the top that I could just barely reach the center. This audio slide show documents the project start to finish–beginning with the selection of colors and moving on through filling the grain, applying dye, spraying on lacquer, and rubbing out the finish. At the end, you’ll see the finished table in place in the client’s dining room.
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