My first DIY project. I went a little different and built the table top out of sassafras lumber that I bought from a local sawyer. The plans were foolproof. The only tricky part about this project is the finish. I stained the table with Minwax Dark walnut and 4 coats of polyurethane (2 parts poly to 1 part mineral spirits) to get the finish I wanted. Of course I spent the most time sanding this table. It turned out wonderfully and my wife is one happy camper!
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Sassafras table top and pine legs/frame
1 coat of Minwax dark walnut and 4 coats of polyurethane (2 parts poly to 1 part mineral spirits). Poly applied with microfiber cloth. I used a minwax clear satin poly
Recommended Skill Level