They’re done, and I’m really happy with how they turned out. This was my first experience with black walnut, and I must say, I really like the wood. It was really easy to work with my limited hand tool collection and skill set. Most of the work was done with power tools, but I used my hand tools for a lot of the finishing and finesse work.
I have read that walnut is the “premier” North American furniture making wood, and after this project I can see why. The only real drawback of walnut is that it has large pores/grain. I had originally wanted a glass smooth surface for the top, but I quickly changed my mind when I realized how much work that would require. Ok, that’s enough of me babbling on it’s time for the photos.