Hey there everyone,
So I am new to the site, but have browsed around on here before. I have messed around with woodworking for several years, but just decided to do my first substantial project. I am looking to make a table very similar to the Lugano Table from World Market. Here is the link http://www.worldmarket.com/product/i...ductId=3557631 and a picture
Here's my plan, I am going to use just standard dimensional lumber, Southern Yellow Pine, it is what my local Lowe's carries and I figured since it is my first project I did not want to spend a lot on the wood. I am going to glue up the pieces that need to be thicker than 1.5" I was planning on using Titebond Translucent Wood Glue.
I am going to stain the wood, and since it is a soft wood I figured I would need to use a Minwax Wood Conditioner. Then I was going to stain each piece with Rust-Oleum Kona stain. I think it would probably take 2-3 coats to get the dark rich color I am looking for. I still haven't decided exactly what I am going to use the Minwax Semi-Gloss Polyurethane to finish off the table.
My questions are very broad, What are your thoughts, concerns about my project? Any recommendations would be GREATLY appreciated. Please keep in mind that the tools I have are a table saw, miter saw, Kreg-Pocket Hole Jig, small Band saw, along with other small tools, (random orbit sander, belt sander) But I DO NOT have a jointer or planer.
Thanks in advance for y'alls help!