The Best Console Table

Submitted by kristyzed on Sat, 02/15/2014 - 09:48

I first saw this project on Shanty-2-Chic's website and fell in love with it. It was my first furniture build. In my area (near Toronto, Ontario, Canada) I couldn't find 4 x 4s unless they were treated. So I used 2 - 2 x 4s instead and made the minor adjustments necessary.
I chose casters that don't rotate but screwed the back two in pointed inward so that my children can't easily move the table around if they are playing near it and bump into it.
This is my favourite piece that I've made so far.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$140
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Knotty Pine and rough pine plywood
Finish Used
I finished it using the technique from Shanty-2-Chic's website. I spray painted Rustoleum's Dark Walnut on the edges that I wanted to show through the paint. I then lightly rubbed in vaseline on the corners and edges that would naturally show wear over time using my fingers. Then I used 2 coats of Valspar's La Fonda Boulder. After that all dried I lightly sanded over the areas I applied vaseline to reveal the dark spray paint and create a chippy finish. I gave it 1 coat of poly to seal it.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner