I made this piece a little different. I used 2x2's vise 2X4's for the frame. I also made the width 4 inches shorter. My friend found a 3/4 inch 4x8 birch plywood piece being thrown out, so I paid next to nothing for it from him and used it for the shelf. The framing was made using select pine which was a little expensive, but the boards were clean and straight as an arrow. Well worth it! Making the X was difficult! I had to go through a few cuts to fit them just right. I used one clamp in the center of the X to hold the X in place while the glue dried.
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Select pine for the 2x2's. Birch Plywood.
I used Miniwax Ipswich Pine for the "X" and Dark Walnut for the rest. I followed the finish with two coats of oil based poly. Sanded with 220 grit between coats.
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