Rustic X coffee table

I love how this table turned out. The plans were simple and easy to follow. I chose to distress the table to give it some character i found a great video on youtube for different distressing techniques here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Iotye7dvAQ For the finish i used the tea and vingegar method then to make it darker i rubbed on a little oil based stain and finished it with polyurethane.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
roughly $45
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Spruce
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

Daniel (not verified)

Sat, 10/06/2012 - 19:55

what type of wood did you use?
thanks

Daniel (not verified)

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 17:37

Do u think you gave to do both tea and vinegar or would tea alone suffice?

Daniel (not verified)

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 17:38

Do u think you gave to do both tea and vinegar or would tea alone suffice?

Daniel (not verified)

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 17:39

Do u think you gave to do both tea and vinegar or would tea alone suffice?

Daniel (not verified)

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 17:40

Do u think you gave to do both tea and vinegar or would tea alone suffice?

Daniel (not verified)

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 17:42

Do u think you gave to do both tea and vinegar or would tea alone suffice?

corey_smiley

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 19:05

It is probobly best to use both the tea and the vinegar because when they are both used together on the wood they create some kind of reaction giving you the color that you want. It is also a good idea to experiment on some scrap wood first to get the color right. Im not sure if you have read this article or not but it gives the full step by step on this kind of finish I hope this helps. http://thefriendlyhome.blogspot.ca/2012/07/how-to-oxidize-wood.html

vadepew

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 09:56

I plan on making this table within the next couple of weeks and I hope mine turns out half as good as yours! You did an absolutely brilliant job!

Paint3040

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 05:20

Love this table!! What oil based stain did you use on the spruce after the tea and vinegar method?

nickeydee

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 18:49

Hello! I am hoping someone can help. I cannot figure out the x's. I have a miter saw, miter box, square, any tool you would think to use and I have also tried tracing. I cannot do the x's can some one plllleaase tell me or show me how they figured this out?

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