8 Foot Standing work table for trade

Submitted by ksmith311 on Sun, 11/24/2013 - 11:29

We built this 8 foot long standing work table in trade for a friend. It turned out great! We had some scrap 2'x2' pieces of white maple plywood that we used for the top and framed them out with 1x3's. Then we made a simple base of 4x4s and 2x4s. It is a super simple table but it's so pretty!

I've been eyeing Rustoleum's new wood stain called "Willow" so I decided to give it a try for this project. It is sooo pretty. It lightens the wood almost like a white wash but it has this pearlescent quality to it and I'm swooning for it! Then we put 2 coats of satin poly over the top and legs. I prefer to use wax but he is using the table as a work surface and needed something a little stronger.

Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Douglas fir and White Maple sanded ply
Finish Used
Rustoleum "Willow" and minwax satin Poly
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate