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Rustic X Coffee Table, End Table and Console

June 20, 2013 |
posted by jbayer80
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Rustic X Coffee Table, End Table and Console
Rustic X Coffee Table, End Table and Console
Rustic X Coffee Table, End Table and Console
About This Project

This was a blast to build. This was all a gift for my wife since the traditional 5th anniversary gift is wood.

The coffee table and console are both awesome! The only thing I would change/modify is the end table, because its kinda big and doesn't really look its part of the set other than the "X". I would maybe take about 2 or 3 inches off all sides or maybe 3 off the sides so its not such a box.

Estimated Cost: 
$500
Estimated Time Investment: 
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Type of Wood: 
Douglas Fit
Finish Used: 
Kona on top and shelf (s) with 4 coats of polyurethane. Currently there is nothing on all other parts because I wasn't sure what I was going to do. I think I'm just going to put a few coats of poly on the "naked" parts and call it a day. I thought about painting the other pieces but that would hide the beautiful grain in the Douglas Fir. I don't like the idea of the entire thing being Kona because it looks too dark on the others I've seen on here (for my house only), then I thought about a very light stain but think I settled on it being naked with the poly. I would honestly love to hear what you guys think as I have not touched it yet. Actually I was thinking it would be nice for Anna to have a section with a "poll" for someone like me who is kinda stuck on a finish to post a picture and have other vote on a few options....thoughts??? Anna??
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Stain or Poly Poll

I'll start one! Go for the poly. You're absolutely right, it will bring up the beautiful grain, and show off the "X" accents. Nice work, by the way!

posted by Val Manchuk | on Thu, 2013-06-20 09:31
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Stain or Poly Poll

I'll start one! Go for the poly. You're absolutely right, it will bring up the beautiful grain, and show off the "X" accents. Nice work, by the way!

posted by Val Manchuk | on Thu, 2013-06-20 09:32

Yes to the poly!

Beautiful builds! Wow, they look wonderful. What an amazing gift! From the pics, the end table looks fine, too, as the furniture isn't a small scale. I love the two-tone so I say go for just the poly!


posted by spiceylg | on Thu, 2013-06-20 10:39
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Poly is A great choice

I think you did an amazing job :) love the contrast of the two tones. Using poly for the rest would be beautiful. I cant wait to do this project myself.

posted by WorkShopWendy | on Thu, 2013-06-20 14:08
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Love these tables!

What a wonderful gift! These tables are beautiful, great job on this build! I love the two-tone - One more vote for the poly! :)

posted by JoanneS | on Thu, 2013-06-20 17:47
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Poly it is!

I'm going to go with only the Poly over the bare wood. Thanks for the comments and advise! It will be a few weeks due to work and travel but I'll send updated pics once its done.

posted by jbayer80 | on Fri, 2013-06-21 15:04

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