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Natural Look of Rustic X Coffee Table

January 21, 2013 |
posted by aleeman27
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Natural Look of Rustic X Coffee Table
Natural Look of Rustic X Coffee Table
Natural Look of Rustic X Coffee Table
Natural Look of Rustic X Coffee Table
About This Project

This is my first real woodworking project. This is my version of the Rustic X coffee table. Was made from raw lumber, not what you normally buy at a lumber store. Made of White pine. It wasn't planed either haha. That took me lots of extra time sanding and evening things out. But I do love the knots! After everything was assembled, I used an ebony wood filler in some of the cracks around the knots or any slight splits to add more to that rustic look. I sure to love the fact I made that decision! After that set up for a few hours, I used a natural stain. Only one coat. I sealed it with about 4 coats of glossy polyurethane. I definitely made some mistakes and learned from them. Although, I have to say the Kreg jig is my most favorite tool! If you don't have one, GET ONE! Best invention ever. I am actually onto my second project. I am making the matching end tables out of the same wood, same tree, so they will all be identical. I cant wait to get them all finished and displayed in my living room!

From Plan (new): 
Estimated Time Investment: 
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Required Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Type of Wood: 
White Pine
Finish Used: 
Cabot Natural Stain with glossy polyeurethane. make sure you use the finishing sponge in between each coat to get that super smooth mirror shine
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Absolutely gorgeous!

You did a beautiful job for your first project, I love the finish. I love my Kreg jig too, it was my Christmas present to myself. I used the little single jig to build a project, man what a difference the upgrade makes!

posted by rhettar | on Mon, 2013-01-21 23:18
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Ebony Wood Filler

I love the idea of using the contrasting wood filler! Brilliant...I am for sure going to try that on a future building project.

~Jodi
www.re-storedesign.com

posted by re-store design | on Mon, 2013-01-21 23:33

WOW! This is GORGEOUS!!

WOW! This is GORGEOUS!! Great job, I'm impressed... and jealous ;)

posted by lphair | on Tue, 2013-01-22 03:29

where?

were did you get the corner brackets? i have been looking everywhere thanks in advance

posted by andrew gonzalez (not verified) | on Tue, 2013-01-22 20:20

Corner Brackets

I got both the corner brackets and clavos (wrought iron nails) off of ebay. I looked for for quite some time to find them too! They come in pairs. I bought enough to do all 3 tables. Very good quality too. I was very impressed. Here is a link... hope it work.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Decorative-Rustic-Iron-Mexican-Corner-Bracket-L-...

posted by aleeman27 | on Tue, 2013-01-22 21:18

Finish

Did you use an oil based or water based poly on the top of the table?

posted by jwilson | on Wed, 2014-03-19 05:02

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