Sofa/Console Table

Submitted by ndetermann on Sun, 06/09/2013 - 08:16

I used an all oak wood with a maple inlay on the table top to give it a different grain pattern and stand out a little more than just one type of wood. My wife wanted 3 shelves so she could display all our babies photos in our living room, toys on the bottom and odd storage in the middle. The way I figured to find the height of the second shelve was because we have a scentsy warmer and the basket we use to hold the scents I made to just fit under the table top. I also went with a fancier router-ed edge to the top which has three grooves instead of your normal round over or just square. I used a lot of kreg jigs to put this together and the two bottom shelves are free floating without a support beam. The way I did it made it really sturdy with clean lines on the peace. I sanded the whole project to 400 which made it feel like glass. If you would like to know more ask questions. I love to do this type of stuff.

Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
Minwax Cherry stain with a Gloss polyurethane top coat
Recommended Skill Level



Fri, 10/18/2013 - 01:46

I just finished a second, smaller version of this one for one of my friends who just got married. I also inscribed their names and date they got married on the bottom. I made it look like a carving in tree. It was pretty cool.