Building this was pretty fun. I've never done the type of carpentry where you would notch out a piece of wood before. I've seen it done, but never done it myself. I altered the size of this build and omitted the center divider piece as I just felt that with a 5' length, it was un-necessary and obstructed the view. Plus I wanted to use baskets underneath to have hidden storage. I also added a shelf for the TV components.
Built from Plan(s)
I used a lot of scrap material especially for the shelving as with it, it was more expensive than I wanted to spend. So, I'm estimating that it was about $60 for what I spent.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
I used a Minwax mixture of stains. I used the weathered grey with chestnut. Then I covered it with a mixture of Lucketts green, Milk Paint. Used a little boxwood to have the appearance of many coats of paint and then another coat of Luckett's green. Finished off with a coat of hemp oil.
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