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DIY Console Table

console-tableWell holy moly I’m in love with it!!  *If you like the mirror propped on top, click HERE to see how I made it!* This DIY Console Table is so easy!!

diy-console-tableI needed a narrow console table to fit a blank wall next to our stairs and came up with this SUPER EASY beauty!  And of course we have the free plans for you as well!  Just click the image below to print! Let’s get into this DIY Console Table.

Print Console Table Free PlansYou can also click HERE for the Free Plans!

legsWhen I said this table was easy, I wasn’t kidding!  It’s built with these awesome turned legs that I ordered from Osborne, 2×4’s and 2×10’s!  That’s it friends!  You can click HERE to order the turned legs.  I ordered the knotty pine – they are about $60 each but that is the bulk of the cost with this table!

Here’s how I built the table!

make-cutsI started by cutting my 2×10 boards.  These will be the main bases for the top and bottom of the table.

base-measurmentI cut 4 pieces at 59 1/2″.

apron-measurmentsNext, I cut 4 2×4’s @ 57 1/4″ and 4 pieces at 4 1/4″. That’s it for cuts 🙂  We usually say measure and cut as you go but for this project, you can go ahead and make all of your cuts.

Kreg-Jig-SettingsNext, I drilled all of my pocket holes.  Set your Kreg Jig at 1 1/2″.  If you don’t have a Kreg Jig, no worries, you can use 3″ wood screws and fill your holes.

drilling-pocket-holesFollow the plans to see where to drill pocket holes.  For this particular piece, you will only be able to use pocket holes in certain areas.

build-apronsStart by connecting the 2×4’s.  I used 3″ on the side that will face the wall and used 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws on the other side.  I like to use my Ryobi Impact Driver when I’m attaching 2x’s!  It’s one of my new favorite tools and It saves my arms 🙂 Build two of these and set them aside.

mark-for-legsNow it’s time to attach the legs to the bottom 2×10.  I traced around each leg before I flipped them over to attach.

attach-bottom-boardI used 3″ wood screws and my impact driver to attach the legs.

attach-apronThen I added one of the 2×4 assemblies and attached it with wood glue and 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws.

bottom-of-console-completeSince this is the bottom of the piece, I used 3″ screws to attach the final 2×10 board.  Don’t worry about filling your holes here!

finishing-topNow, flip the console over so the base is on the ground.  Attach a 2×10″ to the top of the legs using 3″ wood screws and wood glue. Then, attach the other 2×4 assembly with 2 1/2″ pocket holes to the final 2×10 board.  This 2×10 will be the very top of our console so we don’t want any screw holes.

Attach-TopSet the 2×4 assembly on top of the console and attach it (from the bottom of the 2×10 into the 2×4 assembly using 3″ wood screws.

unfinished-console-tableHere she is all ready for paint 🙂

distress-with-vaselineI used one of our favorite paint techniques to finish this off!  I applied a bit of Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut stain around the edges of the piece.  Once it was dry, I applied a little bit of vaseline on the edges and then painted two coats of Seine paint by Valspar,

ryobi-sanderOnce the paint dried, I used my Ryobi Corner Cat Sander to distress all of the edges. The vaseline creates a barrier between the paint and the stain allowing the stain to show when the paint is distressed.

how-to-build-a-console-tableEEEEEEKKKKK!!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!  It’s the perfect table for anyone that has a narrow spot that needs a little something 🙂  And, it’s super fun to decorate!

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diy-console-tableI hope you all love this console!  Make sure to print your FREE Plans HERE!  A huge thanks to Jay from Jay’s Custom Creations for taking our custom plans and converting them into PDF form for you guys!  We always appreciate your shares and pins!  Hope you enjoy this DIY Console Table 🙂

Do you love the wood floors in my living room?  You can click HERE to find out all about them!

Thanks for stopping by!

Ashley

55 Comments

  1. Kelly Thompson on December 14, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    How tall is the finished product?

  2. Daynes Wife on June 18, 2015 at 8:18 am

    What great idea! I’ve been looking for something like this to put in my hallway. 🙂

  3. Eric Zerangue on May 16, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Just finished mine. A bit different than yours as I need to shorten and lower it. Great plans, and I love the result.

    • Mattie Postel Van Hook on July 7, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      Hello, I love this modification and is exactly what I am looking for. what size boards did you use? 1×10 and 2×2? Also, how wide is your table? Thanks

      • Eric Zerangue on July 7, 2015 at 4:07 pm

        Main boards are 1x10s and 45 inches long. The middle level is scrap wood I had laying around that I cut to 1.5 tall and 42.5 long (since the 1×10 really measured .75 x 10, I just doubled that so get what I felt was the right proportions). So total width of the table is 45 inches x 10 inches deep.

        • Mattie Postel Van Hook on July 8, 2015 at 8:11 am

          perfect, thanks for the info!

  4. KK Galfano on May 4, 2015 at 6:09 am

    I am going to attempt to make this!! How can you make sure the boards are even to prevent wobbling? I made a bench in the past, but it was so uneven I had to disassemble and trash it!!! I am afraid of this because I am worried I’ll put my time effort and money and it will be wobbly!! HELP!!

    • Shanty2Chic on May 4, 2015 at 6:33 am

      Make sure the lumber you pick is straight! Hope this helps and good luck!

  5. Craig Jackson on April 12, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    It took about 8 hours to build, stain, paint and distress. I did the mirror too as a second piece. It’s only the second build and my wife really loves both pieces. I find DIY very enjoyable and save money by building quality real wood furniture.

    • nicole on July 24, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      did you order your table legs from the site on directions? Wondering if local hardware stores sell these table legs for a lower price??

    • ETYellowRose on August 1, 2017 at 9:55 am

      This is the best looking version I’ve seen thus far. Great job!

  6. Lacey on February 21, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Lacey on February 21, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration!!

    • Mattie Postel Van Hook on July 8, 2015 at 8:16 am

      Hi lacey, where did you get your thin posts from?

  8. Kaitlin Ferranti Puckett on November 13, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    I am in LOVE with your living room wall color and trim. Can you share please?!?!

  9. Michelle on October 11, 2014 at 7:13 am

    I just found this and am so making it today! I did want to ask about your brown leather sofa. Where did you get it?.

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