All wood used was reclaimed. Some tabletop pieces were warped, but added character to the table. Took about four 6-hour days with interruptions in between. I bought the stain from the Habitat store for $1.50 and the poly was left at the house we recently moved into. The stain was brushed on then rubbed in with a rag. I originally used about six coats of oil-based poly and when that didn't seem to work, I applied 2 coats of Polycrylic.
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Colonial maple stain with water-based satin poly.
Recommended Skill Level