Very first build...Rustic Media Center

Submitted by tcoche on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 19:14

I really dont have any plans for this build. I wanted to purchase a nice rustic media center for my living. I am mounting my flat screen on the wall and wanted a cool media center to sit below it. So I came up with this project. I still plan on lightly sanding it some to bring out the grain and have that look of streaks. I also still need to add polycrylic, clear gloss. I literally just got done staining it. The pictures really dont do it any justice. It looks wayy better in person. Being that this is my first project it took me 1 week to build, sand and stain. Still have some work to put it to it, just a coat of polycrylic and light sanding. I probably have over 30 hours in to this build and around 40 bucks for screws, sandpaper, stain, glue and countersink bits. I think that is it, if you have any questions or comments please let me know! :)

Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Free Pallets
Finish Used
Kona stain and soon to be minwax polycrylic
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Tue, 05/07/2013 - 19:09

Thank you!! I appreciate it. While I was staining it in my garage, with the garage door open. I had a few couples that walked by stop to talk and ask questions about the piece. Made me feel good that your hard work is appreciated. Thanks again!