This was more or less a honey-do project for my birthday. My husband was able to use the entire length of the original plan that was downloaded from this site. It took him the entire weekend to complete all of the cutting and assembly. the wood glue application and staining went well-basically, after the wood glue was dry he sanded then applied two coats of a stain that has a white wash appearance. After letting it dry he sanded then applied two applications of matte poly. This project actually took about three weeks for us because we were in the mist of moving. I believe it could have been completed in the course of one weekend if there were know distractions. The table is now a piece that is the conversation of all who visit our home and it will be in the family for many years to come.
This honey do project gets a 100% thanks to making this tool available to others!
Finishing products: minwax water based white wash pickling 32oz.
minwax water based polycrylic clear matte
The $200 dollars was due to other materials and tools that were required