The YouTube duo called Foureyes Furniture offered a get acquainted deal to their channel and website by offering a free course on how to build this coffee table. They sell other woodworking plans and this was a way to introduce more people to their products with hopes of additional sells in the future.
I was impressed with the quality of the drawings and the demonstrations that were presented in the 13 or so chapters in the course.
This course, I think, was geared toward the people at my skill level showing multiple ways of doing certain task depending upon what equipment you owned and the experience one had under their belt.
The top, stretchers, and legs are made from 5/4 walnut and the bottom shelf and rails are from 4/4 walnut and like the top, it is glued together from about 6 inch wide boards to create the needed width.
The finish was Rubio Monocoat, a hard wax product that I had never used before. The application of the finish was a piece of cake and my wife was gracious enough to apply most of it to help me. Truth be told, the piece was for her and she took pride in being apart of the build.
This was my first experience with this type of finish and I was pleased with the outcome. A little of the Rubio Monocoat goes a long way. Good thing because that material is expensive, very expensive.