X Base Console

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 02/09/2017 - 12:19

I was looking for a table for my entry way.  I like the industrial look, but don't like the industrial prices at stores.  The plan on your website was just what I wanted for that space.  I substituted Red Cedar for the top simply because it was relatively inexpensive, and the cheaper pine 2x6's were in very poor condition at the store.  Since the 2x2's are generally a very rough grade of wood I had to make sure I kept the build as square as possible. 

With drying time I spent part of 2 weekends.  After dry brushing/ragging stain over the silver painted base it still felt a little tacky after drying.  But after using Polyurethane spray over the base the tackiness went away. 

I'm really pleased with the outcome.  I have very few carpentry tools, but I still feel I can complete some of these projects based on the detailed instruction provided.  Thanks for providing this website forum.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
10' Cedar 2x6 $25 for top
Pine 2x2's $5
Spray paint $12
Stain and Polyurethane $12
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Cedar 2x6;s and pine 2x2's
Finish Used
Minwax Golden Oak Wood for the top
Varathane Kona for the edges
Brushed Polyurethane on the top
Sprayed Polyurethane on the base
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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