A client came to me with an interesting project: she had an antique typesetter’s tray that she was using to display a variety of keepsakes. She wondered if I could build a coffee table that would contain the tray and display it under a piece of glass. NO PROBLEM!!!! (I love projects like this…)
It is made of soft maple with a dye satin, followed by a topcoat. Soft maple differs from Hard maple in three ways:
- it is softer (duh…)
- it is , well, uglier in its natural state. I has grey and greenish streaks in it and is rather unattractive. However, it stains beautifully.
- is is cheaper.
The Hinckley Table , posted elsewhere, is made of the same wood.
Check it out below!