This was the first furniture project I have ever done. My wife seen this at Pier 1, of course it was all particle board and pine and "cheap feeling" but not cheap in price. She showed me the one on here and of course I was up for it. The deal was, I make it she paints it and of course I need a miter saw. Probably would not make this my first project because it was a bit challenging. Getting the long cuts square with a circular saw proved challenging and getting the squares on the back square was tough. With it being oak I learned that oak is not forgiving, especially without a nail gun. The pocket hole jig and their application are great and easy though. It did take me a while due to time constraints and the price to build may be off because I really didn't count as I bought things. All in all, I use this piece of furniture everyday. It is the first thing you see when you walk in the house and I am very proud of it, as is my wife. She did a great job with the finish and the glaze really gives it a nice look. The hooks are cast iron that we got at an antique store. This is the only picture I took, no in-process pics.
Built from Plan(s)
Not sure, maybe 200 bucks
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Behr ultra Pacific Sea Teal with Rust-oleum decorative glaze, and Weathered Oak Stain with Polyurethane finish.
Recommended Skill Level