Rustic X Coffee and End Table

Submitted by Liz325 on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 22:34

Made this for a friend of mine with the intention of doing the oxidized vinegar finish. Unfortunately, I didn't read the directions too well and ended up with an awful brassy red color. So I had to remove that (quite the task) and then stain. The end result is still something pretty rustic since the vinegar discolored the wood some. X's were tricky because my miter saw didn't cut that angle, but it worked out in the end.

Estimated Cost
$125
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Golden Oak and furniture wax
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

Comments

madtom123 (not verified)

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 07:20

I love it! I like how the finish turned out. What are the black straps on the corners? I'm hoping to tackle this project after the Farmhouse bed.

Liz325

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 09:28

Thanks so much! The black straps are L-brackets spray painted black. They're just for decoration. There's bolts at the bottom of the legs too just like on the original plan post.

madtho

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 11:33

Thanks for the reply... L brackets....that's exactly what I was going to add to the farmhouse table but thought maybe you have found some sort of strap. I love the look and love em in black!

Angelique (not verified)

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 13:57

I'm in the process of making this table but this is the first big project I've started & I had a question about making the bottom shelf. In the directions it says to make the pocket holes in the 2x2s & screw into the 1x12 but how do you do that if you have different widths like that. I know how to do it if the pocket holes were made into the 1x12s & then screwed into the 2x2s but that's not what the plans call for. If you could clarify that for me I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

Angelique (not verified)

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 13:59

I'm in the process of making this table but this is the first big project I've started & I had a question about making the bottom shelf. In the directions it says to make the pocket holes in the 2x2s & screw into the 1x12 but how do you do that if you have different widths like that. I know how to do it if the pocket holes were made into the 1x12s & then screwed into the 2x2s but that's not what the plans call for. If you could clarify that for me I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

Liz325

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 15:11

I'm not sure how you would put pocket holes into the 2x2's. i definitely put mind in the 1x12's. My best guess is that's it's a mistake in the plans. If I remember correctly the image on either the end table or coffee shows the pocket holes on the 1x12's and that worked great for me. Hope that helps!

Angelique (not verified)

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 18:26

I figured that was the only way to do it but just wanted to double check. Thank you so much for the quick reply!