A cute little storage console perfect for a couple of cubbies and some books!
I've been admiring the Pottery Barn Kids Catalina Console for quite some time. It's so cute AND functional! I just had to draw up some plans of what I would build if Grace needed a cute console table. Come to think of it, I do have a baby shower to attend next weekend . . .
And this is one of those gifts that you could put together in an afternoon. Would love to see bright paint and colorful pop-up storage totes. I love the ones we got from Pottery Barn in Grace's Room
Come to think of it, I have a few extra. If I had known how many times this photo would be viewed, I would have straightened the baskets up and swept the floor!
1 – 1×2 Furring Strip or Moulding 1 1/2″ wide
1 – 6′ 1×6 Board
1 – 10′ 1×12 Board
1/4″ Plywood for the Back
4 – Bun Feet
1 1/4″ Nails
1″ brad nails
2 – 1×12 @ 29 3/4″ (Sides)
2 – 1×12 @ 25 3/4″ (Large Shelves)
1 – 1×12 @ 11″ (Cubby Divider)
2 – 1×6 @ 25 3/4″ (Top Shelf and Back)
1 – 1/4″ plywood @ 27 1/4″ x 29 3/4″ (Back)
2 – 1×2 @ 11 1/2″ (Side Footer)
1 – 1×2 @ 28 3/4″ (Front Footer)
Work on a clean level surface and be safe. Predrill all screw holes and be safe. Have fun!
Cut the sides of the console as shown here. First draw out one side using the measurements shown here. Then cut out ONE side. Use that side as a pattern to cut out the other side. Place the two sides together and sand both cut edges at the same time until the edges match up.
Set the sides aside.
Attach the cubby divider to the large shelves as shown in the diagram, using the measurement to place your joint. You can use 2″ nails and glue or screws.
Then attach the shelves to the sides, leaving a 3/4″ gap under the bottom shelf and the bottom of the sides. This is not shown in the diagram. Refer to the diagram in step 6.
Attach the top to the sides, using either 2″ nails and glue or screws. Keep top edges flush.
Attach the top shelf to both the sides and the top as shown in the diagram. Use 2″ nails and glue or screws. It’s a good idea to use a square to draw a square line at the bottom of the shelf so you know where to fasten the top shelf.
Use 1 1/4″ nails and glue to attach the side footer to the sides, keeping bottom and outside edges flush.
Attach the front footer to bottom shelf and the side footer as shown above. Use 2″ nails and glue.
Attach the bun feet as instructed by the manufacturer.