I built the coffee table and console to plan and also a custom cover for our dog's crate to match. Simple builds with easy to follow plans! For the Xs, I just clamped the 2x2s up to the opening and scribed where to cut. Then, I notched out where the intersection is so that the X is more solid and I didn't have to worry about the cut portion lining up. A bit more time consuming but definitely worth the effort. So happy with how these turned out, thanks Ana!
$40 Coffee Table and maybe $60 for the console.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Spruce & Pine
I did the oxidization but really wasn't happy with how orange/dark it went. I didn't want to sand everything back and start over, so I did a coat of liming wax to make it lighter and more grey, then followed up with a couple coats of clear wax. Love the smoothness of a wax finish. The liming wax definitely gave it a beachy/whitewashed look.
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