Extra long, no middle shelf Rustic X Console

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 08:34

We have a huge sectional and loved this table, so we modified it a little to fit our needs. Took out the center shelf, made it 10 feet long, and added breadboard ends to the top. Came out perfect! Couldn't be happier.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$115
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Good old dimensional whitewood lumber
Finish Used
One coat of Rustoleum Sunbleach, allow to dry completely. Really, like one or two days. If the base coat isn't completely dry the following step will lift the first coat right off. Then one coat of Rustoleum Kona with some Sunbleach mixed in to lighten it a little, about a 5 parts Kona to 1 part Sunbleach blend. Lightly wiped Kona mixture back immediately, wipe with the grain, and only once (product is more like a paint than a stain in many ways and will get sticky and splotchy if you fiddle with it too much). I had to move fast on a table this long and I still got some splotches! I wanted it a little rough looking, so to me that was fine.

Finished with three coats of wipe on satin poly (gentle knockdown with very fine steel wool between coats), and finally a coat of clear wax. Buff until arms give out.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner