Rustic X console

Submitted by dsteinberg on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 06:55

This was my first project from ana white. Thank you for making such great and easy to follow plans! I will be making the matching coffee table next!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
- brushed on black tea
- Stained with steal wool #0000 dissolved in vinegar for 3 days.
- Sealed 3 times with Vermont Natural Coatings wipe on polywhey satin

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Mon, 07/08/2013 - 10:16

Was the color of the table brown like that after just the oxidation process or did it turn brown like that because of the Vermont Natural Coatings Polywhey?

The reason I ask is we're trying to decide between the wax finish, which we love, or the more protective and durable PolyWhey.


Mon, 08/12/2013 - 12:43

Sorry for the late reply. I hope this advice is still useful for you. I figured I would have got an email if someone replied to my brag post. I just changed my settings so I will get emails in the future.

After the oxidation process It was a fairly dark brown. At this stage the colouring was not even everywhere so I used 220 grit sandpaper on a sanding block to lighten the colour and even it out. I sanded fairly lightly. After applying the Polywhey the colour did not change much. It is hard to describe as I am not a very artistic person, but it definitely made the colour richer and more pleasing to the eye after applying the Polywhey. As for the Polywhey, it is oderless and very quick and easy to apply. I put on 3 coats. I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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