My new Craft Table I built from Ana White's plans. I combined her plans from her Modern Craft Table (http://ana-white.com/2010/09/modern-craft-table) and the desk drawer from her Craft Tabletop for the Modular Collection (http://ana-white.com/2010/02/plans-bedford-project-table-top-with.html). I modified the plans slightly, I added 1x2's aroung the tabletop instead of edge banding or nosing to give it a nice decorative finish. I also used 1 x 3's instead of using 1 x 2's for the floating base for the tabletop so you could see more of the floating base since the 1 x 2's around the tabletop covered up the majority of the floating base from view. I also created a frame for the table top to sit on which also helped stabilized the 2 bookshelves in place, as well as adding support to the frame of the drawers.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
I used wood filler to fill the holes in the wood and the Kiltz primer as a base. I used Valspar's Swiss Coffee for the white and Valspar's Cool Rain for the accents. On the top of the table I made my own Chalk Paint with 1 cup of paint and 2 tbsp of unsanded grout and a little bit of water recipe from Diane Henkler @ Momtastic (http://www.momtastic.com/home-and-living/home/172917-diy-chalk-qstyleq-paint). Followed by 4 coats of Polycrylic matte finish (making sure to sand each layer eith a 320 grit sand paper. I finished with a small layer of wax buffed on to make it shine.
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