Sunday, January 5, 2014

Double X Trestle Console



Happy New Year everyone! For Christmas, my in-laws very generously decided to take us skiing in northern Arizona. The husband took some hilarious video of us on the slopes with his Go-Pro. Once I can find them I'll get one loaded up here.



 I'm now home in the Valley of the Sun, back to the sunshine and back to "project mode". I've already spent all the money I got as gifts at thrift stores and Home Depot. Let's just say "my side" of the garage is pretty full. I've already crossed a couple things off my list and I still have a lot more fun projects up my sleeves that I'll share with you guys ASAP.

Ready for some sad news? Our only computer had a "boo boo" while we were traveling. I'm currently peering through a cracked screen while I type. Luckily, it is covered by insurance, but it will be a slow and long process. Forgive me if my blogging spreads out over the next month or so. I'll have to drive to my in-laws to use their desk top.

Anyways, on to the furniture. 

While gearing up for the boutique a couple months ago, I was getting burned out of just refinishing. I was really itching to build something. Truth be told, I would much rather build than paint something, but typically I have a better profit on something I just refinish, so that's why I'm constantly flipping items.

I wanted to try something new, so I sketched up a quick plan and started to build this. I am so happy with how it turned out.


Anything "trestle" is hot right now, as well as anything "driftwood", so I decided to combine the two.


I'm working on trying to get some plans for it. It really wasn't difficult and I would love for you guys to be able to build one. I downloaded Sketch-Up but have absolutely no idea how to use it. If one of you is a Sketch-Up expert, please throw a sister a bone!


The top is put together from 1 x 6's, the legs are 2 x 3's and 2 x 2's and the platforms are 2 x 4's screwed to 2 x 6's, trimmed in cove moulding.



The whole thing can be built with a circular saw, pocket hole jig and power drill. I tried a couple new techniques to distress the wood and was pretty happy them.

To give the edges a "hand-hewn" look, I skipped a small hand planer randomly.



I also discovered that a stiff wire brush pushed with the grain creates a weathered, sorta cracked look.



Like I said, hopefully I'll have plans for you guys soon. In the meantime, please feel free to ask me as many questions as you need to help you build this!

What do you think? Could you build it?







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30 comments:

  1. That is awesome and looks like a furniture product straight from PB! You did an amazing job; gorgeous table.

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  2. Looks great! I love the finish:-) Did you stain it with vinegar and steel wool or is that stain? I consider myself to be pretty computer savvy and have no clue how to use sketchup!!

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  3. your finish is awesome!! Did you stain it or use vinegar/steel wool? I love the gray look. I consider myself pretty computer savvy but trying to use sketchup was a joke!!

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    1. Yep, I used a vinegar/steel wool solution that had been sitting in my garage for several months. Thanks!

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  4. Love this so much... I just pinned it! :)
    Thank you for sharing! xo!

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  5. Ok i'm SO in love with this table. i would really really love plans for it so please get them up if you can, i think it would be the perfect table for my entryway! http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com/

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  6. Wow, just love it, great job.
    Can you tell me what stain/paint/ finish you used?

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    1. Thank you! I stained the wood with a vinegar/steel wool oxidizing solution. Then, once dry I dry-brushed a warm, pale grey paint and wiped the excess. I then sealed it all with a matte lacquer. Its the same finish I used in my "How to Build a Crate" tutorial.

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  7. Great job as ususal!! love the finish.

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  8. It is beautiful Elisha!! I love it!! I have never tried sketch up, I think I am too afraid, I heard there is a learning curve, plus time is never on my side! I agree I would rather build than paint! Glad you had fun skiing in Northern AZ, I miss that area! Good luck with your computer!

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  9. What are the dimensions for the table?

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  10. I love this table! I have no where for it to go but I think I might have to build it and then worry about finding a spot for it. (Yes, I can build it, especially once you said the sizes of lumber you used.) Very nice design! This table would not be out of place on One Kings Lane selling for $900 or something like that!

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  11. It's gorgeous! And no, I couldn't build it, but my husband could (if he felt so inclined, which he wouldn't). =D At least not for a while. I wanna learn how to be handy like you....

    -andi

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  12. It is so beautiful! The finish is great! I would love to have something like this in my living room!

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  13. That is so beautiful. I can't wait to see the plans!

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  14. Beautiful table, you did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing

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  15. Wow Elisha! You did an awesome job building and finishing this table! I have no idea how to use Sketchup, but if you even came up with a materials cut list, it looks pretty straightforward to figure it out. Thank you for sharing this at What We Accomplished Wednesdays!

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  16. I absolutely adore your table and YES I would like to build one. Are the crossed 2x2's notched? You did a wonderful job with the table.

    About Sketchup, I downloaded it one time on a previous computer, and just couldn't figure it out. But then I heard there are a series of youtube videos that explain everything and make it easy. That might help you.

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  17. Wow this is stunning! We have been wanting to build a X console table with our new kreg jig and yours is definitely very inspiring - can't wait to see the plans! I would love it if you linked up to The Makers, http://upcycledtreasures.com/2014/01/the-makers-link-party-1/

    Have a great week!
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

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  18. This is an beautiful table! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!

    Shelly minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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  19. Thanks for sharing on Wowza Weekend Link Party last weekend. We are featuring this on this weekend's party. Please stop back by and check it out on The Patriotic Pam. Party goes live at 7pm (EST).
    Pam

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  20. Your table is fantastic! Thanks for sharing it at The Pin Junkie. It was featured at this week's party. I hope you'll stop by to grab a featured button and share another fabulous project this week at http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/01/friday-link-party-51.html

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  21. Hi...is there a cut list and directions anywhere for this table? I looked on Ana White,but wasn't able to find anything....

    thanks,
    Debbie.

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  22. Did you ever post any plans for how you did this? It's so fantastic...

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  23. Did you ever get to post the plans for this? It is so fantastic...

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  24. What is the molding made of. Spruce Pine Fur or MDF.

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  25. Did you ever get plans for this? I'd love to try and make that!

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  26. Did you ever get plans for this? I love the look and it would look great in our house!

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    1. Thanks so much Carly! No, sorry I did not ever sketch plans for this table, but here are plans for something very similar (http://www.ana-white.com/2012/05/plans/rustic-x-console) I hope that helps!

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