A customer in Bognor Regis, West Sussex came to M.J Carpentry & Joinery wanting a table made for their kitchen.
The table had to fit in between two kitchen units, be no higher then the window board it sits up against and be finished in black with a toughened glass top.
After M.J Carpentry & Joinery were given the brief, the works could commence. The main table frame was made from a Hardwood known as Utile, this wood has an amazing grain which shows through beautifully once the black stain finish (three coats) was applied. This wood was chosen as it will be very hard wearing and durable. The Top was made from a couple of layers of MDF laminated together with a strong glue to give it a chunky look and to blend in with the main frame. Once the glue on the top had dried, a wood primer was applied first, then a couple of coats of grey primer spray, followed by three coats of satin black spray (sanding lightly inbetween coats and making sure the MDF edges get the same treatment).
The main frame was then attached to the top using screws and expansion brackets underneath the table. The MDF edges were covered by a Hardwood (Utile) decorative trim which was glued, pinned, neatly fine filled, sanded and the black stain was applied (three coats) to blend in with the rest of the table. Once all woodworks were complete, the glass top was then carefully measured and cut leaving a small gap between the wood and the glass for expansion/contraction. With the glass then finally laid into position and the edges sealed using a clear silicone, this will stop any water being trapped between the glass and the table top, but still allow for any movement. Please look at the pictures above to see how this project turned out.