The Nick & Kate

By Rusted & Rescued, Owner

Winning Category

My son got married July 1st 2017. As a wedding gift, he said, Mom, I want a table like this....and sends me a photo. My husband, the incredible hardworking contractor / carpenter / architect he is, figured up the material in his head, drew a quick sketch and of to our local Amish saw mill we went. We purchased 40 board feet of 1.5" thick Ash wood for the top. It was incredible. Rough sawn and just delicious with marks.  Together we assembled the entire table and a matching bench in one day.  After sanding and cleaning I used three different colors of General Finishes stain, applying in several alternating layers.  I topped it off with several layers of GF Flat Out Flat.  I used Antique White on the bottom.  It is absolutely stunning.  I signed and dated the underside of the table and the bench so when I am long gone, we will be remembered.  This particular color combination of this custom stain and paint was dubbed "The Nick & Kate" after my son and his beautiful bride, so customers can choose this by name.

Products Used

  • Shaker Maple Stain
  • Early American Stain
  • Walnut Stain
  • Antique White Paint
  • Flat Out Flat Top Coat

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