Free woodworking pattern to build a substantial, rustic console. This console table can be used under a tv, behind a sofa, as an accent table, or even as a bathroom vanity. The 4x4 legs give it a high end look, but you can DIY it with our free plans for much less.
Built by Whitney from Shanty2Chic
- 2 - 2x6 @ 10 feet long
- 1 - 4x4 @ 10 feet long
- 1 - sheet 1/2” plywood for bottom shelf, or substitute 3 - 1x4 x 10' boards
- 4 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long (cut 50” cuts first)
- 2 1/2” pocket hole screws
- 4” overall clearance caster wheels
- 1-1/4" brad nails
- 4 - 4x4 @ 24 1/2” (extend length to 28-1/2" if not using caster wheels)
- 4 - 2x4 @ 50”
- 4 - 2x4 @ 14”
- 3 - 2x4 @ 17”
- 1 - 1/2” plywood @ 21” x 57” (or 1x4 boards, see step 4)
- 2 - 2x4 @ 9 1/2”
- 4 - 2x6 @ 59”
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!
Once the top goes on, you won't be able to get the plywood in, so best to do that now. You could also use 1x boards on top for a planked look, or cut the plywood in 2 pieces down the center - it will get hidden by the center supports.
1x modification: 2 - 1x4 @ 50" and 4 - 1x4 @ 57" Notch out the 2 1x4 @ 50"
TIP: Drill 1 1/2” Pocket holes on insides of front/back aprons, facing upward, for attaching the top in later steps, prior to attaching aprons to legs. TIP: If you don't have a right angle drill, you may wish to do the next step (step 7) first as you may run out of room for your drill to fit. Followed by the front and back aprons.
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.