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Coffee Table

  • December 28, 2016

merriman22
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merriman22
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My wife wanted a new coffee table but did not want to spend hundreds of dollars so I suggested I make her one as part of the Ryobi Nation 2X4 challenge. My inspiration for the coffee table came from the Shanty 2 Chic Farmhouse Bench.

One big challenge I faced was coming up with my own dimensions and then realizing after it is screwed together I did not like. My wife thought it was OK, but I couldn't handle it so I took it apart and made adjustments.

One new method I tried was making the new wood look older. I stained the table first and then applied paint. Before the paint was fully dry I used steel wood to rough up/remove some of the paint over multiple areas of the table.

End result: MY WIFE LOVES IT. I finished just in time for Christmas.

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  • This turned out amazing! The design you picked is great- and you really nailed the vintage paint job. Awesome work!
    By RYOBI Nation, on December 29, 2016

  • I like the old weathered look. It adds a lot of character.
    By Paquijas, on December 29, 2016

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Coffee Table

by merriman22
Dec 28, 2016

My wife wanted a new coffee table but did not want to spend hundreds of dollars so I suggested I make her one as part of the Ryobi Nation 2X4 challenge. My inspiration for the coffee table came from the Shanty 2 Chic Farmhouse Bench. One big challenge I faced was coming up with my own dimensions and then realizing after it is screwed together I did not like. My wife thought it was OK, but I couldn't handle it so I took it apart and made adjustments. One new method I tried was making the new wood look older. I stained the table first and then applied paint. Before the paint was fully dry I used steel wood to rough up/remove some of the paint over multiple areas of the table. End result: MY WIFE LOVES IT. I finished just in time for Christmas.