Last week I shared pictures of my DIY modern console table, and this week I am sharing the project plans. The construction of the console table is similar in a lot of ways to my West Elm Inspired bookshelf. Since both pieces are in my master bedroom, I wanted them to look similar and feel like they go together.
- 3- 1x12x8
- 1- 1x6x4
- 1- 1x3x4
- 3- 1x2x8
- 1/4 in plywood (36-1/2 x 20 in)
- 1-1/4 in pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4 in Brad nails
- Wood biscuits (or pocket hole screws)
- Paint and stain (I used white paint and Rust-Oleum Kona Stain and Rust-Oleum Matte Polyurethane.)
- 6 cabinet hinges
- 3 magnetic cabinet catches
- 3 @ 38-1/2 in
- 1 @ 37 in
- 1 @ 36-1/2 in (cabinet front)
- 2 @ 20 in
- 1 @ 6 in
- 2 @ 17-5/8 in
- 2 @ 8-1/4 in (See step one for instructions)
- 2 @ 5-1/4 in (See step one for instructions)
- 4 @ 36-1/4 in (See step one for instructions)
- 1 @ 38-1/2 in
- 2 @ 10-1/2 in
1/4 in Plywood:
- 36-1/2 x 20 in
- Miter saw
- Kreg Pocket Hole Jig
- Biscuit joiner (optional)
- Jig saw
- Air compressor and nail gun
Cut out two side support pieces using 1×3 and 1×2 (see instructions provided below). Then, attach the pieces using pocket hole screws.
Make the bottom cabinet using 1×12. I cut mine at a 45 degree angle and used biscuit joints. Pocket hole screws could also be used (see instructions below).
Attach 37 in 1×12 shelf to cabinet box using pocket hole screws.
Attach 6 in middle piece to cabinet box using 1-1/4 brad nails.
Attach 1/4 plywood piece (36-1/2 x 20) to back of cabinet box with nails.
Attach bottom cabinet to console table frame using screws.
Make top shelf from 1×12 and 1×2. Use brad nails to attach pieces together (see illustration below).
Attach top shelf to console table using pocket hole screws.
Make two cabinet fronts out of 1×6 (17-5/8 in). See illustration below for how to make the cut out for the cabinet front.
Make bottom cabinet front out of 1×12 (36 in). Use illustration from step nine to make the cut out for the cabinet front.
Sand and paint and stain. I painted the console table white, and I used Rust-Oleum Kona Stain and Rust-Oleum Matte Polyurethane to stain the front pieces of the cabinet.
Attach the front pieces to the bottom cabinet using cabinet hinges. Also, attach magnetic cabinet catches.