Tryde Side Table - Modified Plan

Submitted by 10todd on Sun, 11/06/2011 - 18:34

This was my very first project. I really like simple, rustic, boxy furniture. Modified the original Tryde side table plan to include additional supports near the bottom of each side. I will be sure to NOT use clear gloss poly on future projects. Way too shiny for my taste. It was leftover from some wood flooring that I refinished, so I took the cheap way out. Cut and assembled it in about 5 hours. The sanding, staining, finishing took me forever. I learned a lot though, and will probably cut that time in half next time.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine, except for cedar 4x4's
Finish Used
Minwax walnut stain and clear gloss polyurethane
Recommended Skill Level



Mon, 11/07/2011 - 06:31

It looks beautiful, but if you want to tone down the gloss just sand with extra fine steel wool or sandpaper (400-600 grit). This will give it a satin (not semigloss) finish.


Mon, 11/07/2011 - 08:10

Thanks Claudia! Good tip, I'll try that. On future projects, I think I'll do a little more distressing and experiment with layering a couple different shades of stain, but overall, I'm happy with it and look forward to doing some more.

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Wed, 12/28/2011 - 08:53

I love this! Where can I get the instructions?