It started off looking like so….
And here is what we ended up with….
I picked up a piece of this from Lowes and cut to side.
After softening up the edges with my sanders, I wiped it down and stained it. I used some left over board to find the stain I wanted bc my client didn't want it too dark.
Brushed on and let sit for a bit...
I wiped off. I really like how it looked after just one good coat of Minwax Chestnut, so decided to leave good enough alone. Something I rarely do:)
I am loving the rustic look of this top. After the stain dried, I sealed with 3 coats of clear. The graining raised a ton so sanded very well between coats.