Ebonized ash kitchen table

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This 46″ x 46″ kitchen table is made out of ash. It was ebonized using India Ink from the art store and the finish schedule was as follows:

  • 2 coats of india ink
  • 1 coat of shellac (zinnser sealcoat)
  • 3 coats of waterlox original sealer/finish
  • 2 coats of a 50/50 mixture of waterlox original s/f and satin
Here is the pile of ash I got from George.

Here is the pile of ash I got from George.

I glued up 12 boards for the table top. Since I was ebonizing the table, I wasn't worried about the color differences.

I glued up 12 boards for the table top. Since I was ebonizing the table, I wasn’t worried about the color differences.

Here is a picture of the table before finishing.

Here is a picture of the table before finishing.

I applied several coats of Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish. This picture makes it look more glossy than it actually is. In person, it looked really cool, but glossy black would probably show everything.

I applied several coats of Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish. This picture makes it look more glossy than it actually is. In person, it looked really cool, but glossy black would probably show everything.

I then applied 2 coats of a 50/50 mixture of Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish and Waterlox Satin.

I then applied 2 coats of a 50/50 mixture of Waterlox Original Sealer/Finish and Waterlox Satin.

It took some work to get there, but I was happy how the finish turned out.

It took some work to get there, but I was happy how the finish turned out.

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