This is the first project my husband and I have made. Funny enough, it was suggested in the directions to not do this as a first project. We had already gotten the materials and our minds were already made up on building this media console. We just took it one board and one nail at a time. Sometimes we would take one step forward only to turn around and take two steps backwards. We learned A LOT on this project. Needless to say, we loved working together and building our own furniture... We will be building more for sure!
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
All kinds. We used recycled wood.
I had some navy blue paint I found at the "miss tint" section at Lowe's for only $1.80! I decided to paint this color on 1st. After painting, I skimmed over the wood, with my sander, in spots to give it the rugged look I wanted. Then, I painted Minwax's "dark walnut" stain over the entire piece. Afterwards, using an old rag, I wiped it all off. The next day, I went back and brushed glossy polyurethane on to seal it.
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