I built this coffee table with off the shelf lumber and finished with Varathane Sun Bleached and Weathered Gray Stains, and Minwax satin polyurethane. I applied a fairly even coat of the Sunbleached Stain and added a few streaks of the weathered gray. I used 1 ¼" pocket screws instead of the brad nails. I used a hammer and a couple of finishing nails for the braces.
Varathane Weathered Gray Stain
Minwax Satin Polyurethane