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Country Classic Coffee Table

Other than some screws, there isn't any hardware required to build the coffee table on page 20. But you will need a few turned wood parts. I purchased the wood knobs from Lee Valley (02G10.35). And the bun feet are available from Classic Designs by Matthew Burak (465-BFX.PI).

To give the coffee table an aged look, I used a multi-step finishing process. To start with, I lightly sanded the corners and edges of the table, particularly at those spots where you would expect to find the most wear.

Next, I applied a wood conditioner to prevent the pine from blotching. This was immediately followed up with a coat of stain made from equal parts of General Finishes' oil stain in Pecan and Light Oak.

After the stain was dry, I sprayed the table with a sealer coat of lacquer. Then I wiped on a coat of General Finishes’ Gel Stain (Java) as a glaze. Simply wipe the stain on and then wipe it off again, allowing some to remain in the recesses and corners.

Once the glaze had dried, the last step was to spray on a couple finish coats of lacquer.

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