Nesting Tables

Submitted by c-e-fogus on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 20:34

We needed some sturdy side tables since we have 3 boys who like to climb. I saw these and thought they'd do well at our house. I will say that next time I make any sort of table I will invest in some better wood. I got the cheaper wood and found out that getting it to be square was a problem. But I made it work. I would have liked to stain them but I ended up having to paint them because there were some gaps on the top I had to fill.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Inexpensive Pine
Finish Used
White semi-gloss latex paint. Stencil is from Home Depot done with Martha Stewart Living metallic paint in Thundercloud. But I didn't like the whiteness after all. So I got paint sample from Home Depot in Stone Hearth and made a wash of equal parts water and paint. I rubbed it in with a rag and when it was dry put on a coat of Minwax waterbased clear stain as a protectant. I like them much better now.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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