X Coffee Table

Submitted by mcputs on Sun, 10/07/2012 - 17:41

This is the Rustic X Coffee Table without the rustic finish. I used cedar wood with Early American stain. This was my first furniture project and I am so happy I did it. We needed a coffee table badly and I couldn't fathom spending several hundred on a good one. This one saved money and I appreciate it so much more. Because I used cedar the cost of the project was about $100. I used pine on the 1X12s on the bottom shelf and once stained it looks just fine. I did not stain the under side of the table top so as to maintain the smell of cedar.

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Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
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Stain: Varathane - Early American
I started with Varathane Wood Conditioner, then applied one coat of stain, wiping with a cloth after application. To finish I applied two coats of Minwax polyurethane.
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Fri, 01/05/2018 - 23:10

The table look great! Thinking about building one myself soon? Have you noticed any warping or cracking of the wood since you built this?