Reclaimed Wood Console Table

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 10/02/2019 - 10:13
Difficulty
Intermediate
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Jamison from The Rogue Engineer is sharing today probably the most beautiful console table I've ever seen!  

Here's from Jamison .....

Hey everyone, I'm Jamison from RogueEngineer.com. I've got a lovely wife, Jamie and two amazing children, Brayden and Madison. I'm an aerospace engineer during the day and a wannabe woodworker at night. I use my mechanical design expertise to, much like Ana, post extremely detailed, easy to build, woodworking plans. I hope you all enjoy!

This console table was inspired by a Pinterest pin my wife found. You know, the one that's only linked to a photo. The one with no information whatsoever about who made it or how much. So I took the picture as inspiration and used the dimensions of a console table we did have for the design. 

This was one of those builds that was pretty easy and has a huge impact.  The stained drawer faces were an easy step that really made this console unique and beautiful.  

For more actual pictures of the build process take a look at the console table post on my site.

Dimensions
console table plans dimensions
Dimensions shown above in diagram

Preparation

Shopping List

Tools Required:

Materials:

Cut List

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
General Instructions

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

Instructions

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Be careful here. Base is somewhat unstable in this state.

Step 4

I recommended staining these drawers after assembling.

Step 5

Step 6

After this step is the best time to paint your table.

Step 7

Step 8

Arrows shown are only for finishing nails to locate drawer front. Drawer fronts are actually secured with two or three 1-1/4" wood screws from with the drawer. Note: Before installing the drawer fronts it is best to stain them.

Step 9

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
Finish Used
Listing from darkest to lightest stains we used Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut, Carrington, American Walnut, Wheat, and Willow. Then we sealed the entire table with a polycrylic.
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Comments

cathryn

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:58

I love the contrast of the fun drawer fronts and the simplicity of the rest of the piece. It would be easy to update this piece should you ever want to change up the look...and that would encourage me to make a more daring choices. Thanks for sharing the details of when you painted before assembling. Wanting a really professional paint finish has deterred me many times. I think I can try it now!

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RogueEngineer

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 16:49

I never even though about that but you are so right! That would be easy to swap out drawer fronts if your ever wanted too. Thanks so much for the compliments!

joshmade

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 14:51

Thank you for these plans, I really enjoyed making this project.

RedRoof

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 08:46

Beautiful table! I will be making this table to use as a vanity for our bathroom. Thank you for listing the stain colors! What is the brand/color of the paint you used?
THANK YOU for the plans!!!

Avian

RedRoof

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 08:46

Beautiful table! I will be making this table to use as a vanity for our bathroom. Thank you for listing the stain colors! What is the brand/color of the paint you used?
THANK YOU for the plans!!!

Avian

In reply to by RedRoof

RogueEngineer

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 11:52

Awesome! What a great idea. Best of luck an I can't wait to see how it turns out so be sure to post a brag here on Ana's site and/or a pic in the comments at: http://rogueengineer.com/reclaimed-wood-console-table-plans/

The paint color of the table base is called Northern Cliffs by Benjamin Moore. I'm sure you could take one of the following color codes to Home Depot and have them mix it up for you:
RGB: 187, 182, 168
Hex: #bbb6a8

S_Rupert

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 14:02

I have FaLLEN in LOVe with this hutch. I have two toddlers that will slam these drawers with glee. Any way this could be converted with two doors and one shelf inside? Please help Rogue Engineer! :)

melondiy

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 18:50

Hi, I live in central New Jersey. I like your dresser face plates very much, they have so much character. I was wondering, how do I go about finding reclaimed wood ? please advise thank you. Melon

Tsu Dho Nimh

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 08:01

Look for people who are tearing down an old fence, deck or even removing old sheds. You can also use wood from shipping pallets.  Check Craigslist in your area, under FREE or "materials"

It's also possible to make any slightly rough-cut boards look like you reclaimed them from grandpa's barn by stain color choices and distressing them.  Search Google for "how to make new wood look old" and dozens of how-to's will show up.