rustic x tables

Submitted by PS1708 on Fri, 08/08/2014 - 23:23

Very simple. The vinegar/steel wool solution works fantastic as long as you put a coat of brewed tea on first. Otherwise, the wood wont turn color due to the lower amount of tannin in the pine. Also be sure to finish all of your pieces on the same day. The stain solution gets its color from basically rusting the steel wool in the vinegar, therefore, the longer it sits, the more the color will change. Also, I built these for my wife and she opted out of having the "x" on the tables. I also modified the end tables to be smaller and better fit our living room.

Estimated Cost
100
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Vinegar/ steelwool
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner