Shorted 4x4 Truss Beam Table

Submitted by ClayCox86 on Mon, 02/16/2015 - 13:19

Shorted this length of the table by 6 inches to fit the available space. Came out great. Tip: If using pine, after stain dries, gently sand again with high grade paper to remove raised ridges after wood has absorbed stain, but not hard enough to remove stain. This will help make the eating surface much smoother to the touch. 

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$110 dollars in wood. $50 in new equipment, sandpaper, stain, and gloss.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine - Lumber Grade
Finish Used
1st coat: Steel Wool (grade 0) and vinegar (Let sit 3 plus days, the longer the better);
2nd coat: MinWax: 1-qt. PolyShades Antique Walnut Gloss Stain and Polyurethane in 1 Step;
Last coast: 2 coats of Rustoleum Ultimate Polyurethane in Matte
Recommended Skill Level


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