My First Build

Submitted by clarky316 on Sun, 03/11/2018 - 18:02

This was my first big furniture piece that I've built. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I used 5/4 poplar for the tops instead of the 2x10s for the table and 2x6s for the benches that the plans called for. Finished the tops with Minwax Early American stain then 3 coats of satin oil based polly. Finished the bottoms with water based Minwax tinted River Stone then coated with water based polly. 


Type of Wood
Pine for bottom, poplar for the tops
Recommended Skill Level


Brian Famous

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 06:18

You did a great job, especially for your first big piece.

I love the River Stone color you chose for the bases, beautiful combination.

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