Console Table [Modern Farmhouse Collection]

modern farmhouse console table
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Add style and function to your space with our Modern Farmhouse Console Table. 

Modern Farmhouse Console Table

In a just right (but easy to customize size!) there's lots to love about this one.  For scale, the mirror shown on the console is 24" x 36", there are three standard pillows stacked, and the basket is a small milk crate size.

Why We Love It

  • Gorgeous unique look
  • Solid wood construction so you can stain or paint any color of your choice
  • Build using off the shelf lumber
  • Simple construction - no pocket holes or plywood
  • Elevated bottom shelf is easy to reach baskets, bins, blankets, shoes and more
  • Perfect sized top shelf for decor and storage

How I Use It

I use this console table in my living room, in a space next to our wood burning fireplace.  I filled the lower area with wood and use the top for decor and it's also useful for just setting things here and there.

firewood holder

Build the Entire Collection

It matches our Modern Farmhouse Coffee Table and other plans in the collection.

modern farmhouse coffee table

Video Tutorial

This console table follows the same steps to build as the coffee table in this collection with just different leg lengths.  Here is the video for your convenience.

Free Plans for this Modern Farmhouse Console Table

The free plans for this modern farmhouse console table follow.  Thank you for using our plans!

modern farmhouse console table dimensions
Dimensions shown in diagram


Shopping List

2 - 1x8 @ 8 feet long

2 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long

2 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long (cut one front/back trim and two side trims from each board)

1 - 1x4 @ 10 feet long (cut two of the trim front and backs from this board)

16 - 2-1/2" self tapping wood screws with star bit

1-1/4" brad nails

wood glue

Cut List

4 - 1x8 @ 47-3/4" - tabletop boards

4 - 1x4 @ approximately 14-1/2" - side trim (should be cut to fit)

4 - 1x4 @ approximately 49-1/4" - front/back trim (should be cut to fit)

2 - 2x4 @ approximately 14-1/2" - inner support (should be cut to fit)

4 - 2x4 @ 23" - legs

8 - 2x4 @ 5-1/2" - long point to long point measurement, both ends cut at 45 degree bevel, ends NOT parallel

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander


Step 1

Lay two of the 1x8 boards together and measure the width.

Cut 1x4s to this width.

Apply glue between the 1x8 boards.  If you have a Kreg Jig you can also join the two 1x8 boards together first.

Nail the 1x4 trim to the ends.

Build two identical.

Step 2

Measure and cut the front and back trim.

Attach with glue and 1-1/4" brad nails to the top and side trim.

Repeat so both top and bottom shelf are identical.

Set aside.

Step 3

Match the top 2x4 to the side trim length.

Attach legs with screws.

Then attach the cross supports with 1-1/4" brad nails and glue.

Adjust for level if needed.

Step 4

Attach the leg sets inside the frame for the tabletop.

Step 5

Place the legs with tabletop on top of bottom shelf.

Attach with screws and glue.

Step 6

Finish the base by adding the cross supports with 1-1/4" brad nails and glue.

Finishing Instructions
Finish Used
Briarsmoke by Varathane


Debbie Smith

Sat, 05/09/2020 - 20:26

I love your plans!! So easy to follow!! I’ve made the coffee table and the end table from this collection, my next project is the console table. I’m finishing them with the Briarsmoke also. These pieces are all going to my son who will get out of the Army this fall and will start school right away. He is going to need some furniture at a bargain price. These are definitely a bargain price, but they look high-end. Thanks for everything you do, you are appreciated ❤️

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Mon, 01/24/2022 - 08:56

Hi Ana,

My wife saw your modern farmhouse collection online and immediately asked me to build our entire livingroom furniture set using those designs! I'm modifying your desk design to make a TV stand that matches up with the design style of the rest of the pieces too!!! My question for you is this, What species of wood did you use when you built these pieces? My wife loves the stain you chose as well, but is concerned that if I use Pine, it may not stain as well. It says "off the shelf" lumber. Is that Pine/SPF? My wife is asking for Oak (for better staining properties), but the cost difference is obscene!

Love your plans and work! Thanks in advance for your help!