This was my first attempt at a bigger project. As with most, the finish took the most time. I modified the size of the table because I made it for my sister. It was also the first time I used a belt sander, and I loved it! It made the top nice and even. I did have a huge debacle when trying to fill the gaps of the table with clear silicone...that is definitely something that requires practice! I ended up removing all of the silicone and just allowing the top coat to sink in. Luckily, it just peels right out, although it did leave some clumps that took a little extra care to remove. But overall, I loved how it turned out, and my sister loves it too. I made the bench too.
Built from Plan(s)
I think the lumber was under $50.00, the stain about $20.00
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Minwax Express color-Walnut Stain, the final finish was General Finishes Arm-R-Seal, which was a matte finish
Recommended Skill Level