Outdoor Console Table

Submitted by scokenour on Wed, 05/01/2013 - 16:32

I have a small booth at a local Outdoor Market & a client asked if I had any outdoor tables - she needed some for an upcoming party. I tried convincing her that a potting bench would be perfect (since Ana already had plans for that), but she wanted something a little different. She shared a picture of a "Faraday" console table by Pottery Barn, so I used that as my inspiration. I opted for a counter-height table vs. a table height, but both can be easily achieved using the same size balusters, just cut accordingly. I did have a hard time finding "chunky" balusters with a "flat" section on both the top and bottom. I didn't want to use pre-made legs because they are too pricey. At both Orange and Blue they had "skinny" balusters, but at the Orange near my home I found 1 thicker baluster. I had to go to another store to find more in stock, so supplies may vary in your area. The balusters were less than $3 each. Ana was so kind to create plans and I hope you enjoy your table as much as my client enjoyed hers!

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
pressure treated
Finish Used
exterior grade semi-gloss
Recommended Skill Level



Thu, 05/02/2013 - 07:31

Really like this and love how you used balusters for legs for added detail.