Introduction: Slatted Console Table
This slatted console table take inspiration from our 100+ year old house and from the "Vedima Console" by Lulu and Georgia.
- White Oak
- 2" screws
- Finish - I used water based polyurethane
- Table Saw
- Jig Saw
- Biscuit Joiner
- Router w/ 1/4" round over
- Drill - with a few different sized bits
- Drill Press w/ Plug hole bit
- Orbital Sander
Step 1: The Slats
- Cut the slats to the desired width. Mine are 1" wide
- Use a router table to make a round over edge to the slats. I used 1/4"
- Sand smooth
Step 2: The Shelves - Assembly
- The white oak that I purchased was already planed and had straight edges.
- I lined up the boards to find the best matches for each.
- I used a biscuit joiner to keep the shelves plane.
- I made (3) 14" x 64" shelves and sanded them to remove marks and glue.
Step 3: The Shelves - Round Ends
- Mark out a 7" radius circle at the ends of the boards
- Cut just outside of the line with the jog saw
- I made a circle cutting template with spare plywood to attach to the router. Using a trim bit, I smoothed out the edges to meet the line.
Step 4: The Shelves - Cut Notches
- I made a template out of 1/4" plywood with the size and spacing of my slats.
- Transfer the pattern onto the boards
- Drill corners to fit the round over edges of your slats
- Cut the straight edges with the jig saw
- I used an offcut of the slats to ensure a good fit.
Step 5: Console - Assembly
- I made a spacer jig out of mdf and 2x4s to establish the heights of my shelves.
- Center the shelves and begin laying the slats into the notches
- I left the slats long on one end. They will be cut and sanded flush at the end.
Step 6: Console - Attachments
- Drill pilot holes for screw attachments
- Drill an oversized hole to recess the screw about 1/2 way through the slat
- Install screw
- Cut plugs the same size as the oversized hole
- Insert plugs into the screw holes and sand flush
Step 7: Console - Base
- Leave 4 slats that are directly across from one another for the legs
- Stop the round over where it leaves enough room for the space beneath the bottom shelf to attach flush to another piece.
- Install these longer pieces in the designated notches
- Install a piece of wood to connect the front and back legs
- Install another piece of wood horizontally to connect the left and right bases
Step 8: Finish Console
- Sand smooth to a fine grit
- Apply finish
- Style and enjoy!
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