This little console table features a charging area that is easy to access plugs and power strips. You can build it yourself and save with our free step by step plans with diagrams, shopping and cut lists.
- 1 - 1x12 @ 10 feet long (can be cut exactly in half for transport)
- 1 - 1x4 @ 12 feet long
- 1 - 1x6 @ 8 feet long
- 1/4" plywood for back at least 21" x 31"
- 32" of edge moulding (for front top edge)
- 1/2" plywood for center of doors (or you could use 1/4" plywood on backs)
- I used 1 1/4" and 1" pocket hole screws and 1 1/4" finish nails for fastening
- 3 sets of simple butt hinges (I used the smallest ones I could find)
- 2 - 1x12 @ 29-1/4" (sides)
- 2 - 1x4 @ 29 1/2" (bottom footers)
- 2 - 1x12 @ 29 1/2" (shelves)
- 1 - 1x6 @ 29 1/2" (charging divider)
- 2 - 1x6 @ 32" (top)
- 1 - 1/4" plywood @ 24" x 31"
- 1 - Edge moulding 32" long x 3/4" thick (for top front edge)
DOORS - Cut to fit - See last step
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
You can build this console table a few different ways -
- I used a Kreg Jig and 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws
- You can also use 2" self tapping screws
- Or you can nail and glue together with 1-1/4" brad nails
Attach 1x4 bottom footer to the base as shown. You can cut the footer out now, or do it later - use a jigsaw to make the angled cuts.
NOTE: The sides have been increased in height by 2-1/4" to make the overall height 30" The sides listed in the cut list (29-1/4") ARE correct.
Attach bottom shelf to the 1x4s and also through the outside 1x12 into the ends.
Attach 1x6 divider inside the top, centered.
Under that divider, place the remaining shelf. Make sure you are square all the way across and the shelf is level.
Use 1-1/4" nails to attach the top with glue.
Attach second top piece on with hinges. Leave a gap so the front of the 1x6 is to the front of the cabinet.
Measure and cut the back plywood panel. Attach with 3/4" brad nails and glue.
And then finally the doors. I made my doors to fit. Each door I left about 1/8" clearance on all sides, so the door itself is 1/4" less in height and width than the opening. For my doors, I used 1/2" plywood in the centers framed by 1x4 rails and stiles. I joined the 1x4s together into a frame with 3/4" pocket holes and 1 1/4" pocket hole screws. Then I carefully cut out 1/2" plywood to exactly fit the openings, and drilled 1/2" pocket holes around the sides of the plywood. Then I attached the plywood to the inside of the frame with 1" pocket hole screws and glue. Very easy, very sturdy door - and with the 1/2" plywood in the middle, it helped stiffen up the door and will resist warping/expanding/contracting or otherwise behaving like wood. Get building!!!
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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