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DIY Modern Farmhouse Console Table

Learn how to build this DIY Modern Farmhouse Console Table with only 8 boards and free plans by Shanty2Chic!

I’m so excited to be back with a new and super easy build! I loved my DIY Square Coffee Table so much that I decided to design and build a Console Table to match! I built this table with only 8 boards which made it under $70! It’s a very easy build and I’ve got the free plans and how-to video to help you build your own! Just click the box below to watch!

Don’t forget the free printable plans! Click here!

Now let’s get to building!

How to Build a DIY Modern Farmhouse Console Table

Supplies:

Tools:

Building the Table Base

Step 1:

Cut the legs and runners to size. Drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes at both ends of the long runner.

I’m using the Kreg Foreman for this build. This is a great pocket hole tool if you are building to sell or build a lot of furniture because it creates pocket holes fast. If you’re building for your own home we recommend our favorite Kreg Jig, which is less than half the price and will do the exact same job. Kreg just launched a new and improved Kreg Jig and it is AMAZING! I shared all about it on our Instagram stories here!

Attach a leg to each end of the long runner with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue

Step 2:

Drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes at both ends of the short runners. Center them on the long runner and attach them with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Step 3:

Attach the front and back legs to the short runners with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Building the Table Top

Step 1:

Cut the plank boards to size and drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes according to the cut list. Attach the planks together with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Step 2:

Center the base on top of the planks and attach the legs to the planks with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Adding the Trim

Step 1:

Flip the table right-side-up. Measure and cut the short trim pieces to size and drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes on the square ends of each trim piece. Attach them to the table top and legs with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. The top of the trim pieces should be flush with the top of the legs and table top planks.

Step 2:

Measure and cut the long trim pieces to size and drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes at the square ends. Attach them to the table top and legs with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. Use 2″ brad nails to attach the corners together.

The Finish

Step 1:

For the finish, I combined 2 parts Minwax wood finish in Golden Oak with 1 part Classic Gray.

Sand the table down, add a finish and you’re done!

Make sure to share your builds with us on social media and use #shanty2chic so we can share them too!

Happy Building!

Modern Farmhouse Console Table

Learn how to build this DIY Modern Farmhouse Console Table with only 8 boards! Click here to download the full set of free pritnable plans including the supply list!

Tools

  • Miter Saw
  • Drill
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad Nailer
  • Table Saw (optional)

Supply List

  • 6 2x6x8 Framing Lumber
  • 2 2x4x8 Framing Lumber
  • 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws
  • 2" Brad Nails
  • Wood Glue
  • Finish

Instructions

Cut List

  • Cut List 1

Table Base

  • Cut the legs and runners to size. Drill 1 1/2" pocket holes at both ends of the long runner. Attach a leg to each end of the long runner with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue.
  • Drill 1 12" pocket holes at both ends of the short runners. Center them on the long runner and attach them with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue.
  • Attach the fron and back legs to the short runners with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Table Top

  • Cut the plank boards to size and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes according to the cut list. Attach the planks together with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws.
  • Center the base on top of the planks and attach the legs to the planks with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Trim

  • Flip the table right-side-up. Measure and cut the short trim pieces to size and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes on the square ends of each trim piece. Attach them to the table top and legs with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue. The top of the trim pieces should be flush with the top of the legs and table top planks.
  • Measure and cut the long trim pieces to size and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes at the square ends. Attach them to the table top and legs with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue. Use 2" brad nails to attach the corners together.

The Finish

  • Sand the table down, add a finish and you're done! Make sure to share your builds with us on social media and use #shanty2chic so we can share them too!
    Happy Building!

2 Comments

  1. Giorgio on March 3, 2021 at 4:05 am

    Seguo da anni questo bellissimo Blog della lavorazione del legno. Ritengo però che questo sia forse uno dei peggiori progetti mai visti. Comunque sempre brave le nostre ragazze. Cari saluti dall’Italia, ci vediamo al prossimo progetto

  2. Angela Thomas on March 2, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Hi! Love this. My husband and I just watched vid on YouTube. You mentioned you would share where you got your space? clamp. The clamp you used when you put it on the bench. Can you share that? My hubby wants. Thanks!!!

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