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.
Pine 2x2's $5
Spray paint $12
Stain and Polyurethane $12
Varathane Kona for the edges
Brushed Polyurethane on the top
Sprayed Polyurethane on the base