DIY Console Table
"A DIY Console Table perfect for your entryway"
I think I've said this several times, but consoles are one of my favorite things to build. It's probably one of the things I've built the most, so it's only right that I bring you a new design today.
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This design was one I really loved so I decided to make a matching side table along with it. Be sure to go check that out next here.
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Now let's get to it!
- 8 - 2x2x6'
- Project Panel - 15.75" x 48" (Actual Width - 15 7/8" x 48")
- 2 1/2" pocket hole screws
- Wood Glue
- Brad Nails
- Varathane Stain
- DAP Wood Filler
*See Detailed Plans for Cut List*
STEP 1: ASSEMBLE CONSOLE TABLE SIDES
The first step was cutting all the wood to size. I used my Cordless 10 in. Miter Saw to cut all of my 2x2s and it worked wonders. The best part about this saw is that its cordless. I don't have to worry about plugging it in which for me is a HUGE DEAL, because I have limited outlets in my shop.
It delivers up to 400 cuts per charge and features dual bevel with nine detents and and easy access bevel lever. Check out this quick setup video for my new Milwaukee Cordless Miter Saw.
Once the wood was all cut down for the console table sides, I clamped the side 2x2s together with my Kreg Right Angle Clamp and then attached the pieces together using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws.
The pocket holes should be facing down on the bottom stretcher and facing up for the top stretcher so they are hidden.
STEP 2: ATTACH CONSOLE TABLE SIDES
Once the two console table sides were assembled, I attached the middle stretchers using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws.
Once I attached one of the stretchers, I turned the console on its side to make it easier to attach the stretcher pieces. My Kreg Right Angle Clamp always comes in handy with the assist.
STEP 3: ATTACH V BRACES
In order to cut the V braces for the console table, I first measured my 2x2 against the console and made markings on where to cut, I then adjusted my miter angle on my cordless Miter Saw to 35 degrees and then cut both ends of the 2x2.
After cutting the V braces, I attached them to the assembled side table using my Milwaukee Brad Nailer. I nailed down the brad nails through the top and bottom into the v braces to secure it into place.
Then I added the additional top stretcher pieces to the console using a Kreg Jig on a 1 1/2" setting, with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws.
STEP 4: ATTACH CONSOLE TABLE TOP
Once the console was built, I attached top to the assembled base using mybrad nailer and 2" brad nails.
STEP 5: PREP, PAINT AND STAIN
Once the console table was all finished, I filled the nail holes with wood filler and then sanded her down. I painted the bottom of the side table black and the top I stained with Varathane Stain and I absolutely love the color combination.
and that's that. Let's take another look.
This fun easy console was the perfect addition to my wall.