This is my second build. I used the Benchright plan but had to modify it for one drawer. The Dimensions are 39 long, 25 wide, and 19 tall. I have heard others comment on how difficult drawers are. I thought I would just jump in head first with the kind of drawer that closes flush with the rest of the table - really had some trouble with making it square. I ended up shimming the face onto to the drawer because even though it opens and closes smoothly, it isn't square with the rest of the table...
I had originally planned to make the 20 second tidy up table for my living room and begun purchasing materials. However, I was let go from my job last Sunday, so changed my plans. I took inventory of all the supplies and materials I had on hand and tried to find a plan that would not require any more spending to build... to sell... to pay rent.... and thus the new table was born. And I love it. And I hate to sell it.
I tried to copy the finish on the 20 second tidy up table, and this is how it ended up. I used Minwax Golden Pecan for the base color and Red Oak for the accent color. The colors got a little blended together through the staining process. I really love how it turned out though because it's a nice warm color. The only thing I don't like is the grain in the pine didn't take much if any color, so it's still a bit yellow, which seems slightly out of place when I look at it. I think it will darken with age and look a little better. Otherwise, this was a super fun project!!
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Tue, 03/27/2012 - 04:43
Stain it all! You will get
Stain it all! You will get more money for it stained than painted or unfinished.
Tue, 03/27/2012 - 06:09
I will try to do that this weekend... if I can find some money to get stain with. Hehe. I think it would look really great stained with the same method that Ana used on the 20 second tidy up table... rubbing the edges with a darker color... I love that look.
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Tue, 04/10/2012 - 04:58
This is awesome! I love it. You did a great job. Do you by any chance have the construction process on this? I would love to try it for my "first" project!! thank you.
Mon, 05/14/2012 - 12:50
It's beautiful!!! The stain
It's beautiful!!! The stain is so gorgeous!
Mon, 05/14/2012 - 15:30
Thank you! I borrowed the idea from you.
I love the 20 second tidy up table and have plans to make 1 but I've been so busy with work that I've been commissioned to build. Nothing for me for a while.... So goes unemployed life. No complaints!!!