Coffee Table Reveal and tutorial!
Thank you for letting me know your thoughts on what our coffee table should look like. To be honest, I liked the West Elm cushioned one better aesthetically, but needed to be functional to hold
Wells my stuff. I am blaming it on Wells, but the truth is I like to stash stuff so that on the outside things look organized and are not so clean on the inside. I think I just let out a secret.
To remind you, this is the RH one we really liked.
Here is our finished product
Now here are the steps we took.
Step 1: Cut all of the wood. We got the plans as always from the trusted Ana-White website. I would follow her plans and measurements. This is just showing you what we did. We usually take her designs when we are creating from scratch and then we modify for our taste. That is what we did here. I will point out what we changed.
Step 2: Organize your pieces so they are easy to access!
Step 3: We put the frame for the top together. First time using the Kreg Jig. Very fun little device!
Step 4: Add the top pieces.
Step 5: We then made the sides. No picture sorry!
Step 6: We pre-stained the pieces before we put them together. Whenever we use pine, we pre-stain it so that it takes the real stain evenly.
Step 7: We used Minwax Grey stain.
Step 12: I then took dark wax stain and went over the piece. I used steel wool to apply for the first time. LOVE IT! I put more on areas where it would look like people touched it a lot.
Here is the finished product!