Half-sized Rustic X table

I used 1x6 cypress wood for the top as well as middle and bottom shelves. This wood was given to me from my in-laws and came from an old corn crib that was torn down on their farm. The remaining 2x2's, 2x4's, corner brackets and screws were picked up as used or broken pieces from a local Habitat for Humanity Re-Store. I also picked up the tung oil I finished with from the same place.  The pics show the various stages of build from the initial raw pieces that had been planed/sanded to using Hillary's tea and vinegar oxidation; after a good bit of tung oil was used; finally right before I gave it away as a Christmas gift. I had never worked with old cypress wood previously and was very impressed with how it accepted the oxidation (nice and light) as well as the oil finish. I preserved the old nail holes in the wood as much as possible and you might even notice I left some the white paint from the old corn crib that was on the end of one piece. Great plans - fun little project!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$10 - 15
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Cypress, pine
Finish Used
Tea and vinegar/steel wool, tung oil
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner