Rustic X Coffee Table

Submitted by Mack1447 on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 09:52

This was my first build and I am so happy with how it turned out! The instructions were easy to follow and I learned a ton throughout the process. I had a little bit of trouble getting the angles right for the X's. I ended up just placing the boards against the wood at the angles they needed to go, scribing with a pencil and then angling the wood/blade to match the cut as someone described in the comments. It's not perfect, but pretty close. I originally planned on staining the table, but thought it looked a little to dark so I ended up painting it white. I can't wait to make the end tables now!

Built from Plan(s)
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Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
I started out by staining the table with Minwax Special Walnut. It looked beautiful but just wasn't right for the room, so I painted two coats of Glidden Antique White paint on top of the stain. I then hand sanded the edges to give it a distressed look (and let some of the stain show through) and applied two coats of Minwax Polycryclic in satin.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project