I built this for my wife for Mother's Day 2016! Also built the centerpiece box. If you know how to use a miter saw, jig saw, and read a tape measure....then you can build it too!! It was a lot of fun and very rewarding!! Took around 25-28 hours to build and finish. Let me know if you have any questions. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Top - one coat of early american minwax, sanded, then white washed with 1:4 ratio of same valspar white and water. 4-5 coats of poly/crylic minwax clear matte.