Monday, July 16, 2007

Bistro Update

No pictures today, but I have finished the final sanding of the bistro table. All of the corners have been rounded over and the table is now ready to be finished.

I have practiced my finishing method for the table:
1) shellac - applied to seal the knots to prevent them from bleeding through the paint
2) 1st coat of primer
3) wood filler - to fill any imperfections that become visible after the 1st coat of primer is applied
4) 2nd coat of primer
5, 6 & 7) coat of exterior white latex - a light sanding will be done with 220 grit sandpaper after step 5 and 6.

I'll post pictures again after the shellac has been applied and then again when the table is completed.

3 comments:

BlondeSoul said...

I want the Bistro Table!!
Who is it for?
I think that you should be a nice B-I-L and give it to me!
*wink*

Darryl Masterson said...

it's for one of the girls at work to match a set of chairs that she already has.

Darryl Masterson said...

here's a quick status report:

I've got the shellac, primer and wood filler as well as the second coat of primer on the base as of now.

The top has a half coat of shellac, primer and wood filler.