Rustic X with turqoise x's

Submitted by crock on Sat, 01/11/2014 - 15:56

Put together this rustic x table in about a week of spare time. I finished using Ana's espresso finish tutorial with the red elm gel stain but it was too red after three coats. I bought some regular black stain and put two coats of that on the project and it turned out great.

My wife wanted to incorporate some turquoise into the project. I did not. :-)

We compromised with the turquoise x's. I think the colors go well together.

I spent about $50 on wood and $40 on new stain, spray poly and paint. But that stain and paint will last the next 3-4 projects. So I'd say the total cost for this actual project was around $70.

This was my first ever project I put together. Now I have a list of about 8 things I'll be building in the next few months.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$70
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Whitewood
Finish Used
Minwax Red Elm Gel Stain, Minwax Black Stain, Turquoise Glidden Indoor Satin Paint, Minwax Spray Polyurethane (Satin)
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

jkeenan2929

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 15:10

Great looking balance beam! My daughter wants one so bad haha. Oh, and the table is gorgeous too...haha