My first project! Used the plans on the website, but tweaked the top a bit. Made the top from maple plywood with maple 1x2 edge, so I would have a smooth top. Also changed the length to 86" to fit my kitchen. Assembled the base with glue and screws, sanded and filled the holes, then painted it. Attached the top with pocket hole screws. Worked on the project for around 10 hours, but took me 10 days to finish because the kids are home on summer vacation!
Built from Plan(s)
$100 for wood, finish supplies, and screws.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine 2x4 base. Maple top.
Base is painted with 2 coats white high-gloss paint for easy cleaning. Top is stained with 2 coats Bartley Chestnut Gel Stain and 3 coats Zar Satin Polyurethane.
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