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Submitted by GarrettLee on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 06:23

I adjusted the plans to shorten the table to 70 inches, taking out one of the pedestals in the process.

For the finish, I used 6 different colors of the Miniwax Water-based Wood Stain. Working with 2-3 at a time, I blended them into each other (work WITH the grain!!!). I purchased custom stencils online for the border and used a Polycrylic spray (3-4 coats), then stained over top and wiped off the excess.

Similarly, on the stretcher, I taped off a chevron pattern with painters tape. Then I sprayed with the Polycrylic, and stained over top of it.

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Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Miniwax Water-Based Wood Stains
Polycrylic protective Finish
Recommended Skill Level



Tue, 07/30/2013 - 20:56

Hey! I was wondering where you got the stencils, and how you applied them??


Fri, 08/02/2013 - 04:17

I purchased the stencils from http://www.stencilsonline.com/. You can enter whatever text you like and adjust the size and font. Each phrase I ordered came in one long stencil. Total cost was about $60 for the two of them.

I taped paper over the tabletop so just the edges were exposed, and then I laid the stencil over the wood. I then sprayed 3-4 coats of Miniwax Polycryclic Spray http://www.amazon.com/Minwax-34444-Water-Based-Polycrylic-Semi-Gloss/dp…. After it dried, I applied the stain (Miniwax Water-based). Then I wiped it off with a cloth. It takes a little rubbing to get the stain to come off the poly. I would suggest testing the process on some scrap so you can get an idea of the process.

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