Jen's Simple Cheap and Easy Console Table

Submitted by community-cont… on Fri, 02/25/2011 - 11:23

We only just discovered your site and were so inspired that we wanted to try out this console table right away. As carpentry virgins, it couldn’t have been easier! We had looked all over the place for a console table for our upstairs hallway and this one totally fit the bill, at less than a quarter of the cost of the ones we’d liked in stores. We modified it slightly, adding about six inches to the height. The only snag we ran into was that our 12″ board for the top ended up being only 11 1/2 inches wide (I guess they’re normally 11 3/4″) and so it’s not quite deep enough but you can’t tell that without a very close inspection. We stained it with Minwax’s “Ebony” and are thrilled with the result! Thank you so much! This was the first but will not be the last piece of furniture we build!

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Finish Used
Minwax Ebony
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project