Console Table Build Plans

Simple Console Table with a drawer,

  • 1-1/2″ Pocket hole screws

  • 2 Bottom drawer slide

  • 1 Cabinet pull

  • Wood glue

  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 180, 220 grits)

  • Finishing supplies (primer, paint & sealer).

First cut a 2x2 into four 35" pieces for the legs. Next cut a 1x6 into a 51" and two 15" pieces. Using a pocket hole jig set to 5/8 drill holes on either end on one side of all three boards. Attach the boards flush with the top of the legs using wood glue and 1 1/2" pocket hole screws. The boards will draw in tight to the legs with the screws and should be screwed to the center of the 2x2.

Next cut a 1x1 into two 51" stretcher pieces, using wood glue and screws attach the 1x1 to the legs across the front. Attach the top 1x1 flush with the top and the bottom of the bottom 1x1 even with the bottom of the 1x6 sides.

Cut two pieces of 1x4 to 14 1/2" for the front panels and drill pocket holes on one side and one end. Attach the legs using wood glue and pocket screws to the legs on the front of the table, keeping them flush with the top. Leave a gap in the middle (for the drawer).

Next step cut a 1x4 into two 16" pieces and drill pocket holes on either end of both pieces. attach the pieces inside the table to the front and back 1x6's as support braces.

Now your ready to make the top, cut a piece of plywood to 56" long by 19" wide. I used three pieces of worm hole white oak joined together to make the desired dimensions and finished the edge using a router to make it a little more of a finished look.

Next build the drawer box, cut a piece of pine or plywood to 19" wide by 11 1/2" deep. Drill pocket holes on the under side of the board on all four sides. Using a 1x4 cut two pieces at 20 1/2" and two at 11 1/4". Attach the four sides to the bottom using wood glue and pocket screws. Make sure the corners are square when joining to the bottom.

Once the glue is dry on the drawer box attach a piece of 1x6 cut at 21 3/4" to the front of the box from the inside of the box using 1 1/2" screws. Drill a hole through the center of both the box and the 1x6 front, paying attention to the spacing of the specific pull your using. Attach the pull to the front.

Attach the drawer portion of the bottom drawer slide to the center back of the box.

Paint or stain the base with the desired color. Once the paint is dried attach the bottom mount of the drawer slide to the base. Drill pocket holes on each side of the base at the top edge of the 1x6's. Finally attach the table top to the base to finish the table.

With the top attached you should be able to insert the drawer on the slides and push it in completing the table.

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