|Project by canadianchips||posted 04-15-2012 05:13 PM||1611 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I needed an Entertainment unit for my wife’s daughter.(Hubby kicked her out 3 weeks ago) STORY for another day, another site.ANYWAY, she found a house to live in. People have donated things to help her and the 3 kids. I wanted to make a rustic entertainment unit all winter….this was the time to get my BUTT in gear and DO IT ! I used 2” x 10” OAK boards for the top. They had real nice rough cut saw ,marks . The front legs were salvaged from Habitat restore. Nice OAK 3” x 3” with a great live edge on one side. Unfortunately I only had enough lumber for the front legs. The rear legs I cut a cedar 4” x 4” to 3” to match the front legs. The interior shelf is made from reclaimed 1” x 10” pine boards. The drawer fronts and side panels are just barn boards with a lot of wear. (Almost look sand blasted) I did buy new drawer slides. The handles and hinges are also salvaged from other peoples scraps. I tried to keep the old wood look, that explains why the one picture everything is GREY. When I cut the board I wanted to recreate the weathered look. (I failed) Next I mixed up “min wax” “dark oak” stain and coated the entire unit.
The top is oil base BLACK. I have sanded spots to give it a distressed look. 2 coats of polycrylic have been applied to the top and sides.
My step daughter is late 20’s. I wasn’t even sure if she wanted some “rustic piece” like this in her house. Yesterday she saw it and LOVES IT !
It got quite heavy….....................her young family will TEST it for durability !
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