Rustic Table

Submitted by worrow on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 19:51

I wanted to make a table for our daughters birthday to put a spread of food on.
I went out in search for pallets and threw a quick sketch together and brought it to life.

Currently it is my computer table, but only for the next week then on to it's purpose.

Start to finish took 3 days

Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
jacobean stain and polyurethane satin finish
Recommended Skill Level



Fri, 10/05/2012 - 10:17

How many coats of the Polyurethane did you use? I just finished with my first build. I have painted, stained, and put 2 coats of the Polyurethane on it. The table is still very ruff and it just overall doesnt feel finished. Im not sure what I should do...

In reply to by jamielynntaylor06


Wed, 06/05/2013 - 18:35

So I forgot I had my account. My advice might be a little late but we used 3 coats on that table. We normally go through the grits prior to starting the staining process. 150...220...300 after every coat do a very light hand sanding till it is smooth but try and avoid putting too much pressure. Then give it a wipe down with a damp cloth and let dry before applying next coat. 3 is a good amount of coats for something indoors like this one. Again so sorry I did not get back sooner. I use pinterest more for putting up my project images.