Double-X Trestle Console

Submitted by efmolly on Tue, 12/31/2013 - 08:56

This console table was actually pretty easy to make. The top was constructed with 1 x 6 pine boards, and assembled using a Kreg jig and pocket hole screws.

For the base, I used 29" long, 2 x 3 legs attached together with 1 x 4 aprons. To make the platform, I cut 2 pieces of 2 x 6 the width of table top, and 2 pieces of 2 x 4 , two inches shorter. I stacked the 2 x 4 on top of the 2 x 6 and attached them with glue and screws. I then ran 3/4" cove moulding in the corner between the two pieces.

Using my Kreg jig, I drilled 2 pocket holes on the inside of each table leg, and attached the platforms. I then cut and mitered 4 pieces of 2 x 2 for each end, notching them in the middle to create X's. I attached the X's with glue and finish nails.

The last step before finishing was to distress the wood. In addition to hammer, chains and nails, I skipped a hand planer along the edges to create a "hand hewn" look.

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Steel wool/vinegar oxidizing solution, white dry-brushing, and matte polyurethane
Required Skill Level



Thu, 08/20/2015 - 13:20

I think I can put this together, but I am trying confirm the length and angle of the X's. Drawing this up with exact measurements the X's wouldn't line up using 45 degree angles. There is a 5/8" overlap. Would that be accounted for using the "true" measurement of a 2"x4" 2"x6" etc? (I have a SketchUp file if someone wants to double check me!)