This beautiful table left our shop yesterday, after having finished it's time under our care. Among other things, it needed a new leaf made so that it could stretch out and accommodate more people. The table has a fancy veneered top featuring panels that radiate out from the center, and a border all around the outside. It would have been rather costly for the owner of this table, had we attempted to do some kind of fancy marquetry to match the rest of the table. Fortunately the table had a section right down the middle with consistent horizontal grain. We used the same kind of veneer for the leaf and matched the horizontal grain pattern. The leaf also needed to have 'skirts' made on the edges.
Once the leaf was fabricate we finished the entire table in a water based Brown Cherry stain with a water based Satin finish. The table also got a 'pore fill' treatment which made the top perfectly smooth. This treatment is quite a bit of extra work and our Finisher did a great job at it. We are so happy to see this table and it's matching hutch leave our shop with it's happy owner!