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The plans for this console table can be found at the below link. Full credit goes to the person who designed it. I made some slight modifications like lowering it a few inches because I wanted it to function as a sofa table. Also, I used old cedar fence boards for the bottom shelf.

Drawings and Original Instructions:

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Step 1: Gather Matterials

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Tools Needed:

  • Power Saw
  • Electric Sander
  • Power Drill
  • Pocket Hole Jig

Materials Needed: (from linked website in the intro)

  • two 8′ 2″x2″ (cut into four 32″ pieces for the legs)

  • two 6′ 1″x2″ (cut 12 1/2″ and 42 1/2″ out of each 6′ board)

  • two 6′ 1″x3″ (cut 12 1/2″ and 42 1/2″ out of each 6′ board)

  • one 8′ 1″x10″ (cut two 4′ sections and glue up together to make a wide topeither 1/4″ sheet 3/4″ plywood OR scraps of 3/4″ plywood 12 1/2″ long at various widths to equal 42 1/2″wood glue1 1/4″ pocket hole screws for 3/4″ material (I used old cedar fence boards)

I got my materials from the local big box hardware store. The total cost for the lumber (white pine) was about $26.00. I picked up a pocket hole jig for $60.00. This jig is awesome, it makes very strong connections!

Step 2: Make your Cuts

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Cut all of your lumber to the specified sizes.

Be sure to measure twice, cut once.

Step 3: Begin Constructing The Legs

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Referring to the drawings in the link, drill 4 pocket holes into the 12 1/2" 1X3.

Attach them to the legs with 1 1./4" screws.

Ensure that 1x3 is set back 1/4" from the outer edge.

Do the same for the lower connector piece (1x2).

Make sure the 1x2 is flush with inside edge of the leg, this will be the lower shelf.

Step 4: Connecting the Apron to the Leg Sections

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Using pocket holes connect the long apron pieces following the same conventions of the corresponding leg sections.

For added strength I recommend gluing each joint in addition to the pocket screws.

When everything is assembled add cleats along the lower apron. I used old scrap 1/4 round molding. This creates a seat for the planks to rest on.

altomic1 year ago

when some one has had bad news then i usually console them on the couch. but each to their own.

mhallman79 (author)  altomic1 year ago
yoda69411 year ago
You are the smartest and greatest man I know
mhallman79 (author)  yoda69411 year ago
You're a gentleman and a scholar.

That's beautiful! Great job :D

mhallman79 (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago
Thank you! I'm rather pleased with how it turned out.