X Base Console

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 02/09/2017 - 12:19

I was looking for a table for my entry way.  I like the industrial look, but don't like the industrial prices at stores.  The plan on your website was just what I wanted for that space.  I substituted Red Cedar for the top simply because it was relatively inexpensive, and the cheaper pine 2x6's were in very poor condition at the store.  Since the 2x2's are generally a very rough grade of wood I had to make sure I kept the build as square as possible. 

With drying time I spent part of 2 weekends.  After dry brushing/ragging stain over the silver painted base it still felt a little tacky after drying.  But after using Polyurethane spray over the base the tackiness went away. 

I'm really pleased with the outcome.  I have very few carpentry tools, but I still feel I can complete some of these projects based on the detailed instruction provided.  Thanks for providing this website forum.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
10' Cedar 2x6 $25 for top
Pine 2x2's $5
Spray paint $12
Stain and Polyurethane $12
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Cedar 2x6;s and pine 2x2's
Finish Used
Minwax Golden Oak Wood for the top
Varathane Kona for the edges
Brushed Polyurethane on the top
Sprayed Polyurethane on the base
Recommended Skill Level


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