20 sec tidy up coffee table

Submitted by Jaime04285 on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 18:08

This was one of my first projects that I completed all be myself. I've done lot's of furniture with my dad but never alone. It went pretty smoothly just following the plans. I even used the Kreg jig for the first time and I love it! I completed in about two or three months working on the weekends for a few hours when I could. I was also working on refinishing my son's trundle bed so I'm not really sure how long it took me to finish. Sorry for the poor quality photos, I'm terrible at taking pictures.

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Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
whitewood pine boards
Finish Used
First I used wood conditoner with a foam brush. Then I used one coat of Minwax English Chestnut over the whole thing and then added another coat where the boards meet and other raised areas to make them darker, aslo with a foam brush. Then I put two coats of Minwax polyurethane clear satin on with a cheap paint brush and as long as I went back over it after a few seconds I could get rid of any bubbles.
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Fri, 11/16/2012 - 11:21

I love how the darker areas look on your table. I tried for that look when I made mine but couldn't get it right. I will have to try again next time. Congrats on your first solo project:-)


Fri, 11/16/2012 - 20:22

thanks, I didn't wipe any of the stain off, I just blended it in to the rest of the board.

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