We recently built a new home, which left us with a lot of empty rooms and not enough furniture to fill them. Loving the look of pottery barn and restoration hardware, we started looking around for ideas. This truss beam table is exactly what we had envisioned for our modern farmhouse dining room. Mike (my hubs) did the building, which took only about 4-5 hours total. Then I did the finishing, which is what took the bulk of the time. We are super happy with our table and it is finished just in time for the upcoming holidays!! Thanks Ana White and Shabby 2 Chic for the inspiration and free plan!
Built from Plan(s)
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Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
I started out by applying Minwax pre-stain wood conditioner, to ensure that I got a nice even finish. I then applied one coat of Minwax weathered oak stain. This stain is very sheer, and I wanted something warmer and darker, so I applied a coat of Minwax special walnut with a paintbrush. I let it sit for about 8 minutes and then wiped it off. Then to warm up the color and add some depth, I used a rag to apply a light coat of dark walnut, which I pretty much wiped right off with a clean,dry cloth. Then I finished it all with a coat of wipe on poly!!
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