Console Table Build for Entry Table

Fantastic plans.

I made some modifications to make this fit my exact needs, but the overall plans and explanation were outstanding. Changes I made are as follows:

  • Shorten the length to fit the space I was building for
  • Made the entire body out of Alder because I had a surplus laying around my shop
  • Created a butcher block style top by laminating together 15 2-inch wide 3/4 pieces
  • Put a roundover edge on the top, as well as any of the outside edges on the legs or rails
  • Joined the front and back frames to the shelves by using dominos instead of pocket screws

I finished the table with a washcoat of wood conditioner, followed by General Finishes mahogany stain, and put three coats of wipe-on General Finishes Arm-R-Seal satin poly, sanding with 320-grit in between each coat.

Thanks for making these plans available for use! I'm very happy with the results

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Alder
Finish Used
General Finishes Oil-Based Mahogany Stain
General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Satin Wipe-on Poly
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner