Rustic X Table Walnut Top

My wife and I were looking at coffee tables for quite some time and didn't find any in the store that she liked. She even turned down quite a few at Pottery Barn, West Elm, etc., but she loved the X Coffee Table at first sight, so I built it. I already had a table with 2x4s for the top, so she asked me to do something different with this one and really have the table top be seamless. Home Depot carries the walnut 1x6 as S4S right now, so I was able to make the top without even a table saw. A belt sander followed up with a random orbital did the job to get the level top you see in the picture.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$200
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Walnut, Poplar, and Redwood
Finish Used
Gray, Dark Walnut, Provincial, and Bombay Mahogany for the structure and bottom shelf. I used Danish Oil: Natural for the top.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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