$40 Farmhouse Console Table

Hey friends!

Today I am sharing the super cute $40 farmhouse console table we built for the Davis family on our 3rd episode of Open Concept on HGTV.  They were in serious need of some love in this room and this design fit the need… And the bill!  The best part of this table… 8 2×6 boards is all you need to build it!  Yep… Not bad right???

Here she is all finished up!

Oh I just love this table.  It’s truly a great beginner design and project.

Before we get started, be sure to download or print the FREE PLANS by clicking HERE!

The first step I did was ripping down all of my 2×6 boards to 5″ wide each.  THIS IS AN OPTIONAL STEP!  Why do we do it?  We love the look of the very straight edges that this gives the pieces.  Some people actually prefer the look of the rounded edges… Take your pick!  The only thing that this will alter is the overall length of the table and width of the top.  If you choose to not rip your edges, your table will be slightly wider on the top and longer overall.

First step is making all your cuts.  I used my Ridgid miter saw for this part.  I cut all of my pieces before on this table.  Because of the design, you don’t need to measure as you go, but you can if you want!

After making cuts, I added all of my 1.5″ pocket holes using my Kreg Jig K5.

Here are my 6 legs ready to go.

I assembled two sides separately to start.  This uses 3 legs and 2 longer aprons.  Make sure that your pocket holes on all your aprons are facing up.  We will use these to attach the table top in a later step.

I used my Kreg Jig to drill pocket holes then, I attached everything using wood glue and 2.5″ pocket hole screws. You can check out our How to Use a Kreg Jig Video HERE!

At this point, you should have two side assemblies that look like this…


Next I attached the shorter aprons to one of my sides.  These are also attached with wood glue and 2.5″ pocket hole screws.  You will then attach the other side to the aprons and you will have your base complete.

I assembled my planked top next.  I used wood glue and 2.5″ pocket hole screws to attach all the boards side by side.

Next, I set the bottom of the table on top of the table top and attached the base using 2.5″ pocket hole screws through the aprons and legs and into the top.

Table finished!  So easy.  Now to make it pretty!  I started by rubbing some Varathane Dark Walnut wood stain on my joints and corners.

Next, I added vaseline in spots to keep the top coat from sticking in those spots.

Last step was painting the entire thing with Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint in Linen White.  After that dried I used my sander to distress the whole thing!

You can also check out our video on finishes!  We show you how to achieve our 4 fav shanty finishes!

Here are a few more finish shots!

And where are all the goodies from???

We asked our sweet friend from Vine and Branches to make this amazing sign for this home.  You can buy it from her on Etsy in different sizes HERE!

The lamps are from World Market HERE.

The lamp shades are also from World Market HERE.

The baskets are from Hobby Lobby.

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  1. shar bear on November 2, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    Hi, Can you tell me the color of your walls? It’s beautiful!

  2. Ryan Campbell Murchison on October 23, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    We are making a similar table and I would love some of those baskets like you have to put on the floor underneath. I didn’t see links to those above. Where are they from?

    • Karen on January 12, 2018 at 4:10 am

      Right above the last set of pictures it says the baskets came from Hobby Lobby.

  3. Abbe Church on September 27, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Am I doing something wrong the plans say the length is longer then then the 2x6x8

  4. Bonnie on August 27, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Just wanted to say thank you! I modified your plans to make the table you see in my attached photo. Mine is a bit smaller (length depth). It is the first time I made anything with wood and I absolutely love it! It is my new front entryway table.

  5. CanadianCowgirl1955 on June 29, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Love this table! Just what I need to make. Thank you. 🙂 I’d also like to ask where you got that “It’s so good to be home” sign? I’d love to make one

    • Karen on January 12, 2018 at 4:12 am

      Right above the last set of pictures it shows the sign came from an Etsy store, Vine and Branches.

  6. Kate on May 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Beautiful table! Is the table truly 94.5in long and 30.5in high?? It doesn’t look that long in the pic and also looks taller. Waning to build it this weekend. Please help!

  7. Lisa Spragg Chaney on April 4, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    I’m going to be attempting the table but in the meantime, where did you get the lamp shades? I found the lamps but not the shades at World Market. Thanks!

  8. Karla @SmallTownRambler on March 9, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Oh, wow! This looks easy to do and so nice! I recently got a Kreg Jig and would love to try this project to fill up space on a large wall in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Michele Billingsley on March 4, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Why do you put stain only on the joints and corners?

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