Here’s Part 2 of building a Rustic Farmhouse Table. Refer to last week’s paper for Part 1.
Finishing Your Table:
1- Before you put the finish coat on, you will need to do some sanding. Make sure all edges are smooth and outer edges are slightly rounded. For an added touch you can sand the tabletop corners so that they are rounded.
2- Make sure your table is dust free, then apply the stain (color of your choice) in multiple coats. Do this by brushing on the stain and wiping it off with a staining rag or sponge after a few seconds. Repeat this until you get the desired color that you are looking for. Be sure to allow at least three hours between coats (more in high humidity). Dust your table before each coat.
3- Once again make sure your table is dust free, then apply a clear coat. I would recommend using polyurethane. Follow the instructions on the can in great detail; the instructions can vary between brands. You can apply additional coats; just follow the instructions about drying time between coats and dust before each coat.
4- Finally, glue a piece of felt to the bottom of each leg to prevent scratches to your floor.
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