Our spare bedroom was in need of some furniture and when I saw this plan for the rustic "x" console table, it was a perfect fit. And as mentioned in the blog, this was perfect for displaying the handmade quilts our grandmother made for us. When I first read the plans, and the materials list, my husband wasn't too sure about furniture made out of 2x4's and 2x6's but when all said and done, the table came out beautifully and we are both enjoying it. Thank you so much for the wonderful plans!
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine & Hardwoods
I used one coat Minwax water based pre-conditioner applied with sponge applicator, followed by two coats Minwax water based whitewash pickling stain applied with sponge applicator, followed by three coats Minwax water based satin poly applied with a brush. The whitewash requires a 2-3 min set time, then wipe excess. I think I spent four hours alone staining just on a single coat of the whitewash. I thought it was going to take forever to finish but I am very pleased with how it turned out :)
For the hardware, I used 4" L-brackets and bolts sprayed with Rustoleum hammered spray paint.
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