|Pottery Barn – Benchwright Fixed Dining Table $1,499|
|Restoration Hardware – Reclaimed Wood & Zinc Rectangular Dining Table $1,395|
|We used straps to hold together the breadboards and middle section of the table
while we glued and screwed.
|The base all put together and our lovely little helper.|
|Checking the dimensions. Not necessary, but I like a visual. 🙂|
|We used wood filler between the planks and in the deep knots.|
|Since we were going for a more finished look and not so much reclaimed,
we loved the how the filler looked after we stained and sealed the top.
|We sanded heavily and made sure everything was as smooth as possible.|
|Wood conditioner before the stain.|
|We had some gel stain already, Dark Walnut, but it wasn’t dark enough.
We ended up using Kona by Rust-oleum and it covered in one coat.
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**This was difficult to find. We couldn’t get it at Lowe’s or Home Depot,
but found a small local wood yard.
Step 1: Apply the wood conditioner with lint free rag. Make sure to wear some gloves.
Wait 15 minutes or as instructions describe.
Step 2: Apply the stain evenly with lint free rag, with the grain. Again, wear some gloves.
With the Kona stain it only needs 1 coat to achieve the level of darkness.
Step 3: We let it dry overnight and applied the polycrylic sealer, 3 coats. We applied it
using the 3″ Foam Roller in long rows, with the grain, and then used 3 inch foam brushes
to follow over the row in one long smooth swipe to brush out the bubbles.
We found this method to be very effective in creating a smooth and even coat.
*The polycrylic dries very quickly, so we were able to coat the base and table top all in one go.
We alternated between the base and top until all coats were applied.
*Also, between all coats of stain and polycrylic, we made sure to gently dust, wipe, and sometimes vacuum, the surface to make sure nothing got trapped between the coats.