Laura's Modern DIY Table

Laura's Modern DIY TableMy pals, Todd and Laura, built a table for their dining room using the same method we used for our DIY table. They had a similar frustrating experience when shopping for a new table. I am so glad that they chose to "go for it" and create a DIY table even though they had never built a piece of furniture before! 

What I love is that even though we used the same supplies and design, our styling choices make the tables look completely different! They used a super dark stain for the table top and silver hair pin legs (they are "brushed stainless steel from hairpinlegs.com). They also created a smaller table that that seats four. It fits their space perfectly and suits their modern aesthetic.  Laura's Modern DIY Table Minwax Wood Finish in EbonyThe stain that they chose is Minwax Wood Finish in Ebony. They used a wood pre-conditioner, five coats of stain and five coats of polyurethane. I asked them if they had any special tips to add after reading our tutorial. They said that using clamps could really help with the screwing steps and to use a very fine sandpaper when sanding the boards before staining. Triangle Statement WallPS. Here's a photo of the awesome triangle statement wall that Laura painted while Todd was away on tour. She surprised him with a bunch of house updates! It was really inspiring to see her working so hard and taking on so many ambitious DIY projects by herself. Go Laura! xoxo. Elsie

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