4x4 Truss Beam Table

My wife and I built the 4x4 Truss Beam Table and 4x4 Truss Bench.  We used Rustoleum Dark Walnut Stain and Satin Polyurethane.  The only difference from the plans jointing the edges.  We didn't like how simply screwing the 2x10s together left cracks due to the rounded edges.  We ran the 2x10s (and 2x8s for the bench) through the jointer 3 times on each edge.  This eliminated the cracks for a nice smooth table top finish.  We distressed it with a hammer, screws and a file, then put one coat of stain and 3 coats of poly on it.  We bough IKEA chairs.  My wife reupholstered the smaller chairs and made the covers for the end chairs.  Enjoy!

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Rustoleum Dark Walnut and Satin Polyurethane
Recommended Skill Level



Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:13

Thanks! We just used #2 yellow pine for the 4x4s, the 2x10s for the table top, and the 2x8s for the bench top. This is just the standard construction type material. The only place we could find non-pressure treated 4x4s in our local area was Lowes. Hope this helps!