Rustic Reclaimed & Scrap Wood End Table

Submitted by AnnieO on Sat, 10/20/2012 - 09:22

I needed an end table that was a little bigger than the average end table - I had a space to fill in a corner between a couch and chair and was tired of the blank space being used as a dumping ground for...things my kids didn't want to put away or throw away. :) So I pulled ideas from a couple projects here and came up this. The cost was free since I just used the leftover wood from other projects we'd done and paint we already had lying around.

Estimated Cost
Free to Me
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Reclaimed and Scrap Wood
Finish Used
Paint & Clear Poly - The paint for the top was a watered down brown. I used that instead of stain for 3 reasons - 1. So I could get the right shade of brown - I couldn't find a stain color I really liked, 2. I didn't want to wait for the stain to soak in anyway and set, 3. I wanted to be able to easily change it if I didn't the colors. The bottom part of the table is a bright green with a brown (the same as the top) wash over it.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner