This was my FIRST DIY piece of furniture and I am thrilled with the outcome!
Since I am not really one to go for the rustic cottage look I wanted this DIY coffee table to have a bit more of a modern feel. I chose a grey gel stain to do the job. It gave the table a thicker stain but I am still able to see some of the wood grain beneath it.
I also have two young boys that play on this table so I gave it three coats of Poly on it for some protection. But the best part of this table is that it can get all dinged up and it just makes it look better!
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I did a full blog post on my progress throughout with a lot more pictures.
Non Yellowing Poly, three coats as I have two boys that are eager to play on this thing!