My son-in-law is just getting into woodworking. He has a small
workshop in his basement. He made an Adirondack chair for his mom and
me for Christmas, which turned out very well. The design is excellent.
The construction is good. The finish is a little rough.
Now he wants to make a coffee table for us for the TV room. We have
settled on a general design. It will be square, about 32" x 32" (maybe
a bit larger), square legs, glass top inset into a wood frame, with a
shaped edge and a short skirt (if that's the right term).
The room has some wood trim that looks like oak stained a medium
brown. The cabinets are wood painted white.
I have been suggesting that he use oak for this project, stain is a
similar color to the wood trim in the room, and put on a lacquer
finish. He has a new compressor and spray guns for the lacquer.
Is this a good choice for him? Are there other woods that he might
Any other comments or suggestions?
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