Rustic X Kitchen Island

Submitted by ichibans13 on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 15:51

This is the first time I've built something. My wife found this site on Pinterest, and made hints about wanting a kitchen island. Our apartment has maybe 3 feet of useable counter space, so I thought this would be nice to have. Ignore the tools in the picture, I literally just finished it and just put stain on it. Overall, I think it came out pretty good, and I really like the design of it. This site is pretty awesome. I've already picked out my next two projects from here. Thanks Ana!


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Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
Miniwax Pre-stain/Miniwax English Chestnut/Miniwax Polyurethane Clear Semi-gloss

I only used one coat for everything except the top, I applied 2 coats of stain on the top. I applied fairly generously and within 2 minutes I used a sock to wipe what I just applied to ensure an even finish. After 2 hours I applied a second coat to the top, and in the same manner I used a sock to remove excess. I applied 1 coat of poly on everything except the top, where again I put on 2 coats.
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