This coffee table has a little bit of a mixed personality, but it’s purpose is speaking loud and clear! It’s a solid wood, durable piece of furniture with a rustic-finish surface that is ready to take on a family. The surface has been completely sanded back, re-stained with black stain, and finished with a clear wax for a low lustre sheen and water-resistant surface. The final color looks more like a dark walnut and the rustic finish should only improve with use and age.
The base has been painted in Benjamin Moore’s Slate Gray – a dark blue-gray that’s a nice complement to the dark surface.
- DeWalt rotary sander
- 8-hole, 60-grit sanding discs – buy THESE ones – see why below.*
- General Finishes black gel stain
- Clear wax
- Round wax brush
- Shoe shine brush to shine the wax
- Benjamin Moore Slate Gray acrylic enamel
- Purdy brush – THIS on is my favorite
*Pro Tip: I was using generic sanding discs, but they lose their Velcro grip very quickly. THESE are the only ones that stay put on the rotary sanding pad.
This rustic dark walnut finish turned out almost identical to the large coffee table I have in my own living room and I absolutely LOVE the warmth and functionality it brings to the room.
This slate gray coffee table is now for sale in Entri Ways’ online shop.
NOTE: If you love the rustic top but would like to color-match the base to other pieces in your room, that’s an easy fix. All you have to do is brush on a coat of paint in the color of your choice.
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