All by myself!

Submitted by jessige on Fri, 05/27/2011 - 07:01

These tables are the first thing I've ever built all by myself, and I couldn't be more excited. I think I'm addicted...

Estimated Cost
$15 + paint
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
I used basic quality-level lumber from my local home improvement store.
Finish Used
The paint is Cavalry by Pittsburgh in high gloss. The weathering technique is basic: I primed the pieces, then used a 3" foam brush to put a light, inconsistent coat of blue on all surfaces. The trick is to make complete strokes, from one edge to the other; it's also helpful to start your stroke away from the edge and move back and forth in complete strokes to avoid dark edges.

Once the paint had dried, I sanded the edges to complete the weathered look. I put 2 coats of spray polyurethane on the top surface only, because I'm sure we will use them a lot!
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project