Reclaimed wood console table

Submitted by RedRoof on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:28

I was originally going to build this console table for our new bathroom vanity. It ended up being too long for the space, so now it is used for storage and to fill empty space in the master bath. (The floor is not level, the table is sitting on blocks on one end.) We love this table! It was easy to make and it is very sturdy and is quite beautiful with our old barn lumber on the drawers. I will probably build another just like it for our laundry room! 

This was my first time installing slides! It is embarrassing to admit how many hours it took to get those to slide smoothly! But they are WELL worth the effort! 

I definitely recommend painting the 1x4 slats BEFORE screwing them to the 2x2 stretchers on the bottom grate. I made a similar grate for another project and forgot to paint them before attaching. BIG MISTAKE. I had to take it all apart to paint it.

Thank you for the plans, I loved working on this table!!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
I already had all of the 2x2s and the 1-by's, paint, and some of the knobs. We had to buy the plywoods, stain, and slides and some knobs which was about $100. Now I have leftovers of the wood, stain and knobs to make another one, so it ended up being pretty cheap!
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine for most of it. Plywood, our old barn lumber.
Finish Used
For the paint, I used a light cream we already had here. For the stains, I used from left to right: Rustoleum Dark Walnut (several layers to make it darker), Minwax Provincial, Rustoleum Willow, Rustoleum Wheat, Rustoleum American Walnut. Top drawer is stained with Wheat, bottom with American Walnut. Whole thing sealed with water-based polycrylic.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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