How to Design a Study Table of Your Wish

Get prepared for the new school year with an organized study space. Complete with a stunning two-tone stained table, this natural inspired space is both practical and simple on the eyes. Here's how you can easily reinvent this desk’s look with Varathane Wood Stain.


STEP 1- Drop cloth to Protect: Continuously work in well-ventilated area and utilize a drop cloth to guard your workspace from drops and falls.

Drop Cloth to Protect


STEP 2- Sand the Whole Desk: First, you'll have to sand the whole desk. Begin with the lowest grit sandpaper and work your way up through the 3 grit levels. TIP: To guarantee the stain penetrates into the wood properly, dependably sand toward the wood grain.

clean dust with tack cloth


STEP 3- Clean Dust with Tack Cloth: After you've wrapped up sanding the surface with each grit of sandpaper, wipe away the remaining sanding dust with a tack cloth. The surface ought to be clear of any dust prior to sanding utilizing the next level of sandpaper and before applying stain to the surface.

sand the whole desk


STEP 4- Apply your First Stain (Red Top): Blend your Varathane Wood Stain in Barn Red carefully with a mix stick. Utilizing a clean lint-free fabric, generously apply the stain onto the top of the desk. Work in controllable sections and always apply the stain toward the wood grain. TIP: Varathane Wood Stain does not require various coats to accomplish color. Just a single coat is needed.

Apply Your First Stain


STEP 5- Wipe Away: Enable stain to sit at first glance for 3-5 minutes. Utilizing a spotless lint-free cloth, wipe away the excess stain from the surface.

wipe away


STEP-6 Stain & Wipe Away Again: Presently you're prepared to apply stain to the base portion of the desk. Repeat stages four and five, this time applying your Carbon Gray stain to the legs of the table. At that point, let the table dry totally for one hour before securing with the Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane.

stain and wipe away again


STEP-7 Polyurethane Topcoat: Once the stain dries for an hour, mix your Varathane Polyurethane Finish with a blend stick. At that point, apply it with a top notch manufactured bristle brush in one smooth, even coat. Make sure to brush toward the wood grain. TIP: Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane secures your surface in only one coat. No need to apply more than one, saving you valuable time. Avoid overloading brush while applying. A thick coat isn't necessary. The product will normally manufacture a thick end.

polyurethane topcoat


STEP-8 Let dry, Replace, Drawers etc: After you've applied your protective polyurethane topcoat, let the table dry totally for 48 hours. Once the desk is dry, replace the drawers and hardware. Presently it's an ideal opportunity to hit the books!


let dry replace drawers

To finish the organized study space, you can include a DIY whiteboard the little space of table made with Rust-Oleum Dry Erase Paint - White and Ultra Cover 2X Spray in Khaki, chalkboards made with Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Spray. So it will be easy to write notes, to solve your calculations and you can write the important topics on the opposite side of your study table.