After we built the Lybrook side table we had several folks ask for a matching coffee table. With such a good response I had to go for it. With the size of a coffee table I had a little more room to play with the design. The trestle design was a must to tie the two together but the added width gave me the opportunity to introduce the exposed tenon look. I really like how it turned out overall and I hope you do too! But, for under $30, how could you not?!?
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For the stain color we choose American Walnut by Varathane and sealed it with a semi-gloss polyurethane.
I used my amazing HomeRight Finish Max sprayer to spray three coats of semi gloss polyurethane. I lightly sanded between each coat with 220-grit sandpaper and buffed the final coat with a finishing pad.
I spray most larger projects outside so I don’t have to worry about ventilation. Whenever I spray outside the Spray Shelter from HomeRight is a must to contain the finishing.
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!