Sofa Table

So it has been slow for me but that's OK, I do not like working in 100 degree heat with 90% humidity.
A customer is down sizing and moving to a smaller home. Furniture that was in the garage is being considered for the new home and this piece, links below, is one that I am refinishing. I don't like refinishing especially when the finish begins to break down and get gummy.
The really ugly old finish. https://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/44743867231/in/photostream/
The underbelly of this old piece. https://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/44743867171/in/photostream/
The mostly screw construction of the individual pieces. https://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/30873826238/in/photostream/
The top. https://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/44743866781/in/photostream/
With the exception of the glued up boards for the top and legs no glue was used. The cross braces joining the apron's and legs together were dadoed in at one time and originally nailed in place with small flat headed nails. Those did not hold and I replaced the nails with 1.5" washer head pocket hole screws, 4 on each of the 4 corner braces.
Every thing except the top now has two coats of lamp black paint and a coat of varnish to give the flat black a touch of sheen.
The top with a prestain sealer, two coats of Miniwax stain, yes I used Miniwax, and three coats of varnish.
I'll post pictures at completion if the varnish will ever dry. ;~)
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On Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2:02:10 PM UTC-5, Leon wrote:

Same here, as to summer weather conditions, but lately I've been working on the cypress chairs. The radio helps pass the hot/humid time.
Similarly, I don't like refinishing a badly damaged piece. Now and then, a decorator asks me to give a quote for upholstering a piece. After the quote and I go pick up the piece, she'll ask me to touch up or refinish the finish. I suppose she wants me to do this for free. Crap like this put s a bad taste in my mouth, before I even start the work. Makes me wants t o avoid refinishing, even if its agreed to pay extra. The (slighting?) ta ctic has already made its mark.
However, sometimes I don't mind refinishing something. Seems I always lea rn something.
On a table-related note, Mom's small wicker table, for eating outdoors, is not wide enough for her best posture. The table legs bump against the cha ir, preventing the table top from being close enough to her. I want to ma ke a table whose top rides above the arms and the legs are wide enough to s lide past the chair sides/arms. Here's a pic of the small wicker table ne xt to her. https://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/43849616525/in/datep osted-public/
Look forward to seeing your refinished sofa table.
Sonny
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On 9/18/2018 6:48 AM, Sonny wrote:

So in these cases I quote seperately for everything/"X" up front. If they just want one thing and add the other thing after the fact, X+Y.

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