Ina Weiss Table November 15th, 2018 - 02:59:24
A farmhouse style coffee table and in this, we'll do the finishing I'll, show you how to distress, sand, stain, and poly. The project here are the supplies you're going to need. I use a walnut wood, stain, semi-gloss, poly, 120 and 220 grit sandpaper and a 400 grit. Now. The first step we're going to do is sand that coffee table use an orbital, sander and grab a 120 grit paper to put on that sand. The top and all sides. Now it's time to distress the table, you can use all sorts of tools like hammers chains saw blades, and even things like this, so here's how you do it there's a pipe wrench.
This tool can scratch the surface here kind of like this. It adds some cool effects, sometimes they'll take a hammer. I like the hammer mark that it leaves here's a neat effect. If you take a saw blade, you can just run it over leave. Some saw blade marks, don't forget to hit the side of the table. Get there those areas as well and one of my favorite ways to de-stress the table is to take a small drill bit, and you can take a hammer then and hit the circle end into it and make a bunch of little dots close together, and it makes It look like they're wormholes.
You can de-stress the table as much as little as you like, but just make sure to do it in random areas to make it look natural grab your orbital sander with some 220 grit sandpaper and briefly sand the top to remove any splinters that may have formed During the distressing process, once that's done, we can go ahead and clean off that table to prep it for the walnut stain that we're going to use today either grab an air compressor or a damp rag to wipe off the table and then get all the dust Off you'll be ready to start the staining process, all right now, we've finished doing the distressing and sanding.
So we're ready to go ahead and finish it we're going to age the table and we're going to do that by creating a mixture. So we'll take some steel wool number zero, zero, zero, zero that you can get at any hardware store and then we're just going to take some distilled white, vinegar and grab a plastic cup. And then you can go ahead and take that white, vinegar, pour it into the cup and then go ahead and take some that steel wool put it in here. Let it sit for about 24 hours or more and over time the steel wool is actually going to disintegrate into the vinegar, and once that happens, it's going to get a dark, color and the longer you let it sit the darker it's going to get.
I always have this on hand, so this has just been sitting around for quite a few days, and so what I just did was I diluted it since it's a little stronger than what I need and put it in this cup, and I just diluted it by Adding some more vinegar all right, so this little mixture is going to kind of give it a aged barn wood. Look it's going to react with the tannin in this pine wood and kind of bring out the grain and the distress marks and blacken them up and give them a gray color too. So we'll go ahead and just paint it on just use a cheap brush.