We wanted a table for our daughter to use for eating and playing on. I had some scrap wood around and so I decided to attempt to build one for her.
I didn’t really think about documenting the process ahead of time so the only pictures I have are after it was already assembled.
- 3/4″ Birch Plywood (Top)
- 1×2 Pine (Edging around top and part of the table base between the legs)
- 3×3 Poplar (Legs)
We wanted something that looked a bit funky and could take a beating. We ended up following the instructions from: http://realitydaydream.com/how-to-make-your-own-barn-boards-diy/
One thing I didn’t do was sand as much so it’s got a much heavier painted look. It ended up almost looking like the old art tables in my high school.
- Sherwin-Williams Mellow & Mint Satin
- Sherwin-Williams Glacial Stream Satin
- Sherwin-Williams Blue Nile Satin
- Sherwin-Williams Carbonized Satin
- Minwax Provincial
- General Finishes High Performance Polyurethane Water Based Topcoat
- Paint on the various colors in random fashion/order etc…
- Once that is done you let it dry really well and then sand to your desired level.
- Stain it with the Minwax
- After the stain is good and dry (24-48 hours) clear coat it the GF topcoat. I put four coats on the table.
The ones with the table on the cardboard are pre-stain and topcoat.