Wood Burned Stacking Tables by Just the Woods

Wood Burning Toasted Oak Stacking Tables

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Wood Burning Toasted Oak Tables

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This is my first attempt at wood burning and I decided to use these tables that have been sitting in my inventory.  These solid oak stacking tables are so cute, solid wood and plain honey brown, they have great wood grain and nice details on the legs.  Without a doubt, they have a rustic charm to them so I decided to toast them up.  We have a cabin up in the Catskills and I can’t help but imagine them in someone’s log cabin or country home, maybe fireside in a cozy chair curled up with a book and a hot drink next to you on these tables.  A girl can dream.

The Before

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The tops still had the original clear finish on them that needed to be sanded off.  I took out my trusty sander and got to work.  But much to my dismay no matter how much I sanded the finish would barely come off.  I was even using 80 grit, so I certainly wasn’t going easy on them.

The Process

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The table tops ignited and were ablaze!  As expected they were completely charred. Pretty gross don’t you think? wood burning, wood burned tables, charred wood, nesting tables

Next, I sanded the black char off and brought the tops to a smooth finish. Wood Burned Tables by Just the Woods

Then I lightly torched the tops a second time for a toasted but not charred look. Torched Wood Tables by Just the Woods

Once I was satisfied with the tops and realized that I should also wrap things up before I burn any more of the grass I lightly sanded, added a light chocolate stain and sealed them for protection.

The Result

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I love the way the wood grain is brought to life.

Wood Burning Nesting Tables by Just the WoodsThe base and legs of the stacking tables have been hand painted in a custom-mixed soft taupe, somewhat like a light beige.  Nesting Tables, painted furniture, staten island, burned tables, wood burning, painted furniture, rustic furnitureThey were then distressed and antiqued for that rustic charm we mentioned earlier.  Rustic Stacked Tables, distressed tables, rustic, farmhouse, vintage

They give me that warm fireside feeling, no pun intended. *wink*Fireside Tables, wood grain, nesting tables, burned tables, staten island, painted tables

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