The rest of the underside support needs cutting out, drilling holes and finishing.
I applied a black finish on these support pieces prior to attaching them to the top. I put on one coat of TransTint black diluted in water and then one coat of shellac mixed with Mars Black Pigment.
Drill holes at the Drill Press
A countersink bit is used in the drill press for clean holes
I elongate the holes at the outer edges to allow for wood movement.
Black stain is brushed on, pre-finishing that step.
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