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    Ok, here’s a big one … 40 ” wide, 12′ long, with our standard steel ‘shaker’ base. This time we did the steel in our new ‘rainbow’ finish. We purchased this new patina color from our friends at Sur-Fin Chemical Company. It’s a little fussier and more unpredictable than our regular blackening chemical, but the […]

    An Espresso Finish Claro Walnut Table

    Ok, here’s a big one … 40 ” wide, 12′ long, with our standard steel ‘shaker’ base. This time we did the steel in our new ‘rainbow’ finish. We purchased this new patina color from our friends at Sur-Fin Chemical Company. It’s a little fussier and more unpredictable than our regular blackening chemical, but the results are quite striking. Browns and blacks with subtle hints of other colors in the right light. looks great with the ‘espresso’ finish on this table.
    The expresso finish was a request from the designer, and we had to make a number of samples before we got one we all liked. The finish that we used this time appears ‘thinner’, and more like an oil finish, and we plan to try it on some of our upcoming natural finish tables.
    There was also a request for ‘no cracks’, which led us to Advanced Repair Technologies ‘no shrink, tintable’, epoxy filler. After a little experimenting, that new product is also a hit with us. It takes a couple of days to dry really hard, but if we hit it right, we can do it on a Friday and flush it up Monday.
    As seen on this old house.
    The filled crack after leveling…
    Trevor loosely fitted some pieces of walnut with similar grain into the largest of the cracks before filling them.
    This crack is in one of the other, natural finish tables we’re working on and we filled this large crack with smaller pieces of the darkest wood we can find, which was also an effective technique … more on that table later.
    The slab was too big to get to the cnc upstairs, so Trevor routed for the bases by hand with a bearing and a template.
    the bottom of the 10′ natural table …
    and Will in Steve Holman’s spray booth before the final topcoats over the espresso stain … nice booth … nice finish.

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