Taylors Console Table for the Patio

Submitted by CBCin843 on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 07:21

I fell in love with this table and decided to tackle it as my first ever furniture build. We spent more money that we'd planned investing in some new tools (i.e. Kreg Jig Mini and Clamps). We also had a lot of anxiety about initially getting started and trying the Kreg Jig for the first time, but I watched Ana's Kreg Jig Tutorial on Youtube, and it was actually very easy.

I'm going to say that it took us 10-20 hours to complete, because of the way we finished the table. We only worked on it 1-2 hours each week though, so it took us a couple months. :-)

This table is now on our patio where we can use it for toy storage or as a serving buffet for BBQ's. I'd call it a success! Thanks Ana for the inspiration!

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Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
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We used Shanty to Chic's idea to spray paint the dark walnut and then use vaseline to make distressing easier. I wish I'd used more Vaseline, but I was scared to have the table look too distressed. Now I can see that I could have used a lot more. Then we painted over it with Lowe's recipe for DIY Chalk Paint with existing leftover paint and Plaster of Paris. We sealed it with Johnson's Furniture Paste Wax.
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