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Project by Woodpecker23 posted 05-11-2015 01:41 AM 1401 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This I build for a family friend that they saw on pinterst. Pretty simple but nice coffee table. Made this out of 2x basic pine lumber. I used a very strong black tee mix first and followed with a vinegar/steel wool mix to get the old feel to it. I finished it with bowling alley wax and turned out very nice. The table is 27×46x13

-- measure once, cut twice...swear repeatedly





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#1 posted 05-11-2015 02:06 AM

Looks very nice,you did a great job.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#2 posted 05-12-2015 05:19 AM

I’ve had a link to a project just like yours saved on my computer for about a year. Yours looks so much better. Nice work. Once I get a couple of days in a row – and some cooperative weather—I’m going to give this a shot.

-- May the good Lord help me if I ever actually have a shop, garage or basement.

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#3 posted 05-12-2015 11:40 PM



I ve had a link to a project just like yours saved on my computer for about a year. Yours looks so much better. Nice work. Once I get a couple of days in a row – and some cooperative weather—I m going to give this a shot.

- ajw1978

Yeah its a quite simple table to make… if you come across any question feel free to ask.

And stay tuned after I made this I received a request to make a larger version of this into a counter height dinning table! I have the plans all drawn up and needless to say I am just chomping at the bit to get this one started it going to be pretty sweet!

-- measure once, cut twice...swear repeatedly

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#4 posted 09-02-2015 02:45 PM

Can you describe the finish a little more. I tried it one time and it turned almost black. How did you get it to keep the brown tint?

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#5 posted 09-02-2015 02:48 PM

This turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 09-02-2015 04:39 PM

Thanks Charles!!!

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#7 posted 09-02-2015 06:53 PM



Can you describe the finish a little more. I tried it one time and it turned almost black. How did you get it to keep the brown tint?

- TObenhuber

I used a very black tee mixer first that I applied really wet. I let it dry completely then I used my vinegar and steel wool mix that I put together. I had let it sit for almost 3 weeks before I used it. I actually always have some of this mixture done ahead of time. I do it in stages so I always have some ready for use when I need it. Also, make sure you give it a good sanding before hand, I have found that it doesn’t take color as well if it is unsanded

It also depends on the type of wood you are using on what the color comes out as. That’s about the only bad thing about using this method that I have found. It is very inconsistent with which color you get, but that’s also kind of cool I think… adds a little unpredictable character to it.

-- measure once, cut twice...swear repeatedly

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#8 posted 09-02-2015 11:12 PM

Thanks a lot. I can’t complain about the result from my one and only try. I would just like the next one to have a nice brownish tint.

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