Rustic X Coffee Table

Submitted by FatBobK2 on Sun, 08/19/2012 - 05:54

I changed the design a little, using 4x4's for the legs, eliminating the side X's, and tried to save a little money by cutting the top 2x6's so that I could use the same board for both the top and bottom shelf, so i didn't have to buy the 2x12's recommended in the plans for the bottom shelf.

I used Rustoleum Sunbleached for the finish, then covered in 2 coats of brown wax, let it dry for a day, then removed some wax with Motsenbockers Paint and Varnish remover, which is Biodegradable and low VOC. I think this really gave the wood the look of old reclaimed barn wood.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$45
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pressure Treated
Finish Used
Rustoleum Sunbleach, and Brown Wax
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

Jutka (not verified)

Mon, 10/22/2012 - 20:36

I looooove how this turned out. I am straight up stealing this. Keep my flings crossed that mine turns out as well as yours did!

amycourts

Sat, 08/03/2013 - 09:25

LOVE what you did here. I was wondering if I could do the same thing - use 2x6s for top & shelf! That'll make it a little easier to narrow it as well. And I'm ditching the X's also. They just don't appeal... so you know, just write up new plans for what you did, eh? :) Great job!

amycourts

Sat, 08/03/2013 - 09:26

LOVE what you did here. I was wondering if I could do the same thing - use 2x6s for top & shelf! That'll make it a little easier to narrow it as well. And I'm ditching the X's also. They just don't appeal... so you know, just write up new plans for what you did, eh? :) Great job!

amycourts

Sat, 08/03/2013 - 09:26

LOVE what you did here. I was wondering if I could do the same thing - use 2x6s for top & shelf! That'll make it a little easier to narrow it as well. And I'm ditching the X's also. They just don't appeal... so you know, just write up new plans for what you did, eh? :) Great job!

amycourts

Sat, 08/03/2013 - 09:33

sorry for the extra comments. One other thing - For the bottom shelf: It looks like you used 2x4s to attach to the 4x4 legs; is that right? What did the dimensions of your table end up being? And, if you don't mind my asking, what *would* they be, if you eliminated one of the top 2x6s? Thanks!!

Djun Finney

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 13:22

Hi Bob, your table looks awesome, what did you do for the base support under your top and bottom pieces? Thanks !

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