First build! Updated Tryde coffee table

Submitted by jengregory on Sat, 10/19/2013 - 13:22

First time builder with a brand new kreg jig! (My husband surprised me with the jig! I am such a lucky gal!) I used minwax dark walnut stain and glidden paint (plain ol' white) with a bit of distressing. I shortened the 2x4s on the top so I could have 2x6 breadboards at the ends. I loved the look from the original tryde table! Really enjoyed the process of building this coffee table! Plan to make matching side tables to complete my "Tryde collection!" Thanks Ana! LOVE THIS SITE!

Estimated Cost
$40 (was given a huge pile of kiln dried 2x4s from my dad to kick start my projects!)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine and douglas fir (kiln dried)
Finish Used
Minwax dark walnut stain(2 coats) and 3 coats of minwax polyrylic (sanded between coats gently!) for the table top and dark walnut stain/glidden white paint for the base (painted 2 coats, then sanded edges, used the same dark walnut stain as my table top on the sanded edges, then quickly wiped off with rag and followed it with a clean, damp rag to keep stain off of the paint.), then 2 coats of polyrylic (sanded between coats too)
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project