Smaller Rustic X end table

Submitted by cgolden on Sun, 09/23/2012 - 22:20

I built these two end tables from the rustic x end table plans. I tweaked the original plan to make them smaller. I only used 4 - 2x6's for the top instead of using 5, and I used 2 - 2x6's for the bottom shelf instead of using the 2 - 1x12's. My top is 20x22.5 and the base is 18x18.

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Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
untreated pine
Finish Used
I started off with a blend of minwax classic grey, rustoleum sunbleach, and rustoleum kona (I was going for a weathered grey look). It looked good on the scrap piece i tried, but it turned a blueish grey on the tables. I then covered everything with minwax ebony to try an kill the blue tint and darken it. It ended up being a dark brown with some gray tones. Finished with minwax satin polyurethane. I spent alot more time playing around with stain colors than I did actually building the tables.
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Bobcan (not verified)

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:36

Great job ! these Rustic table are good for interior design and make a good look .I read this , have good price ,timing ,wood and also your hard work .


Wed, 04/20/2016 - 05:43

i love this! we just built the bigger one to find out it was a bit too big but we were still able to find a place for it. my husband and I are going to build your smaller version cant wait!


Mon, 06/13/2016 - 12:50

I built the larger version and found I want to tone it back a bit.  How tall did you build yours?  What angle cut did you end up with?

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