Kentwood Bookshelf

Submitted by cchandler on Fri, 04/26/2013 - 07:55

This was my first crack at a project. I changed the plans a bit to make it wider and taller by one more shelf. I wanted an "espresso" finish to match my other furniture and after testing a bunch of different stains I settled on the General Finishes Gel Stain in Java. It was so much easier to work with than the others I tried, requiring only two coats, and the color turned out almost perfectly matching my C&B coffee table. I used the General Finishes Arm-R-Seal semi-gloss topcoat (two coats). Thanks for the plans!

Estimated Cost
Approx $100
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
General Finishes Gel Stain in Java, General Finishes Arm-R-Seal semi-gloss topcoat.
Recommended Skill Level



Fri, 04/26/2013 - 09:15

Beautiful build. I found out about GF from others on this site. I finally tried it and I absolutely love it, too! No comparison!