Rustic X Coffee Table

Submitted by Cmontagna on Sun, 11/23/2014 - 18:31

Used the Rustic X Coffee Table plans for this project. I altered it slightly to add the bread boards on the end. I also used my jointer to create a more flush joint between boards. When I went to cut the "x"'s out of 2x2's the boards ended up being too short. I'm working on a similar piece for a family member and I am waiting to cut these pieces until I'm almost finished to save stock. I also used a chain, hammer, nails, and metal clamp to beat the table top to "age" the wood a bit. 


This project doesn't take long to build. Finishing takes about a week. 



Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$100 - $150
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine framing lumber
Finish Used

- 1 coat of black tea

- used the oxidized solution on certain parts of the boards to create definition.

- Sanded these spots to lighten them up.

- 2 coats of Minwax Red Chestnut stain.

- 2 coats of finishing wax

- 2 coats of polycrylic
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