We build this beautiful rustic farm table out of knotted pine. We then gave the bare wood a couple of heavy coats of General Finishes Linen milk paint. We laid out the design for our plank effects on the top of the table. We used a paint brush and General Finishes Gray gel stain wiping in one direction to get the top a rustic old wood look. We then used CeCe Caldwell's Kukui stain and finish to enhance the gray and to shade each section to give it the look of individual planks of wood. We then sanded while our stain was still sticky again dragging in one direction. We used an electric palm sander to achieve the white lines in the wood.We then sealed it using clear gloss polyurethane.It is staged in everything I love about the Mississippi country life.The s shade of an old oak tree on a warm summer day. Beautiful flowers in the background and a taste of the simple life of southern living.