My Rustic Console Table

Submitted by adeath on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:21

This is build 2 and I was really happy with how well it came together.  I used Douglas Fir again as it takes the vinegar and steel wool mixture really well.  This piece was hand waxed for a different look than my corner table.  I love the tight grain in the top and how the variations in the grain caused some of the wood to appear almost white while the rest of the top is very grey.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Douglas Fir
Finish Used
Steel wool and vinegar mix with minwax finishing paste hand applied.
Recommended Skill Level



Wed, 01/07/2015 - 18:32

Both of your projects are fantastic! I like a wax finish as well, it really draws out the details of the wood grain and is smooth to the touch.

In reply to by TwoCuteKids


Thu, 01/08/2015 - 08:42

Thanks for the very kind words. I was picky when I selected the boards for the top. I loved how tight the graining was. It was interesting to see how the one board went almost white. I used minwax's paste finishing wax on this particular project. I rubbed it on by hand and then used a orbital buffer to bring out the shine.


Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:16

Both pieces came out great. I would like to know which lumber yard you are using in Houston if you do not mind sharing!!!


Thu, 12/03/2015 - 17:06

Thank you so much for the comment you added about scribing the angles for the X's. After a lot of frustration; purchasing a carpenter's square, a sliding t-bevel, and a protractor; and ending up with cuts I just wasn't satisfied with ... I'm so glad I took the time to page through all the comments and found yours. I wouldn't have been able to finish without it. :) THANK YOU!!!


Fri, 12/04/2015 - 16:01

I've looked through pages of comments from the original plan and still haven't found the comment you are referring to. Do you recall what page it was on? I have two x's that I am ok with but next project I'd prefer a better cut.

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