A busy weekend - Oak bench made, Chest of drawers painted & Table made

Yes it's been a busy weekend.

A lovely old early Victorian mahogany chest of drawers I bought a while ago a customer fell in love with wanted painting in Farrow and Ball 'James White'. I had to fit new drawer runners as the originals had worn down (which is common for this era. Having also sanded all of the old finish off and fitted it with new beech knobs I applied a couple of coats of water based undercoat - primer, sanded it all down nice and smoothly, and then painted 3 top coats of the Farrow and Ball. It's come up really nicely - very pleased.

We have also made a 190 cm x 90 cm table top for a customer in London. She had supplied her own metal legs which she had specially made. I had to make a wooden 'T' structure under the table to accommodate the metal legs. The top was made from some beautiful old floorboards reclaimed from an old pottery in Loughborough. Sealed with a dilute varnish and then waxed with a Briwax finish.

The small oak bench was made for a local customer to go with an oak table she had recently bought. Size: 5ft long, 18" high and 12" deep. It's looking great, just need to find out what sort of finish she'd like on it so we can match it to her table as closely as possible.

After all this I feel a lazy Monday afternoon is in order.