Build, Stain and Seal a Side Table in Less Than One Hour

[pinit]How to build a side table[pinit]

If you are looking for an easy, quick, mission style side table to build, you are going to love this project.  You can build, stain and seal this bad boy in under 1 hour, provide you stay focused, and use your Kreg jig and Minwax wood finishing cloths!  Even if you don’t have those things, you can build this pretty quickly.  For the plan details, visit Ana White’s Adirondack stool or side table free woodworking plan.


Ana painted hers.  I went with walnut Minwax Wood Finishing cloths.  I recommend staining the wood after you make your cuts and drill your pocket holes.  I did that for the top five pieces, but had already assemebled the rest of the table before deciding to stain.  I get a much better look with the finishing wipes when I don’t have to deal with corners and joints.  I end up with blotches, streaks and/or crevices I can’t get to at the joints.  I love that these wipes stain and seal all at once!  Work smarter – not harder, right?

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  1. I love the walnut color you used. Beautiful! Gonna have to try some of those staining cloths for sure. I’m all for doing things easier! lol :)


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