Rustic X end table

Submitted by Seth Cheek on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:51

Thank you for the idea for the rustic x end table. My wife is extremely happy with her new end table. Happy wife = happy life!!! I constructed the end table of 2x4 douglas fir rough sawn material I salvaged from a project where we removed a trellis from the house. My son helped me remove all of the nails and we let the wood dry out from the rain. I cut the 2x4 to the lengths described in the directions (I had to modify the x braces in length), sanded the wood and applied natural finish stain. We also added 3 coats of polyurethane to the table top to give it a nice finish and hopefully help with wear and tear over the years.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$50
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Douglas Fir
Finish Used
We used a natural stain for the first coat. On the actual table top we used 3 coats polyurethane. I was told today by a cabinet maker that I should have used laquer instead because it holds up better and drys quicker speeding up the process.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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