Workbench Console

Submitted by tracysmith on Sat, 09/27/2014 - 20:20

Building this was pretty fun. I've never done the type of carpentry where you would notch out a piece of wood before. I've seen it done, but never done it myself.  I altered the size of this build and omitted the center divider piece as I just felt that with a 5' length, it was un-necessary and obstructed the view. Plus I wanted to use baskets underneath to have hidden storage. I also added a shelf for the TV components.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
I used a lot of scrap material especially for the shelving as with it, it was more expensive than I wanted to spend. So, I'm estimating that it was about $60 for what I spent.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
I used a Minwax mixture of stains. I used the weathered grey with chestnut. Then I covered it with a mixture of Lucketts green, Milk Paint. Used a little boxwood to have the appearance of many coats of paint and then another coat of Luckett's green. Finished off with a coat of hemp oil.
Recommended Skill Level


Ana White

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 12:04

Tracy!  This is beautiful!!!!  Thanks so much for posting and also on the tip about the plan issue.  Much appreciated! Ana


Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:52

Thank you Ana! I always geek out a little when you respond to my work. :-) 

And thank you for posting the plans! I knew this was going to be perfect for my living room cause it just fits who I am. Funny thing is now my mom wants this as a vanity in her master bath! Thanks again for all you do!

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