So we finished construction on a new house in September and my wife wanted to buy a $3000 table for our keeping/breakfast room. I bet her a new TV that I could do it for 10% of that.
It's not perfect... there are some gaps between the boards and especially between the breadboard and those perpendicular to them... but it still looks amazing. And. Ow I have a new TV.
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Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
The table was built using pressure treated 2x8s (that's all that was available), and one 2x10 that wasn't pressure treated. (Again, that's all that was available, but it actually gave it a unique look with the lighter center board) so that's just Minwax Early American for the top and Satin White chalk paint for the legs. The bench was stud grade 2 and 1 Xs, so I used 2 coats of early American and then to try to match the darkness of the table I added 1 coat of Minwax Gel Hickory. The bench color turned out much better than I expected.
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