#IGBuildersChallenge Bailey Console Table

Submitted by Ana White on Wed, 07/20/2016 - 09:42
Difficulty
Intermediate
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Plans for the console table used in the Instagram Builder's Challenge.

Photo Credit: WoodSmithGirl

 

Hi guys!  Remember last month when I posted about the Instagram Builder's Challenge hosted by Raechal from Desert Woodworks?

Well, we've got our winners!

It was so hard to judge.  There were so many beautiful projects and unique interpretations of the plans.  I highly recommend taking a second to scroll through the Instagram Feed.

Thank you everyone who entered, and again, congrats to the winners.

Now it's your turn!  I'm sharing the original plans for this console below.  Let's see what you got!

XO Ana

Dimensions
Dimensions shown above

Preparation

Shopping List
  • 3 – 2x2 @ 8 feet long
  • 2 – 1x2 @ 8 feet long
  • 2 – 1x2 @ 8 feet long
  • 1 – 1x6 @ 12 feet long
  • 1 – 1x12 @ 4 feet long
  • 24” x 48” 3/4” plywood panel (can also use planked 1x pieces for sides)
  • 1 – full sheet of 1/4" thick plywood
  • 1 – 1x8 @ 12 feet long
  • 4 knobs
  • 2 sets of euro style (white bottom corner mount style) drawer slides, 14” length
  • 1-1/4” and 3/4” brad nails
  • 1-1/4” and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws
  • Wood glue
Cut List
  • 4 – 2x2 @ 29-1/4” (legs)
  • 2 – 2x2 @ 48-1/4” (below drawer support)
  • 2 – 1x2 @ 48-1/4” (above drawer support)
  • 2 – 1x2 @ 11-1/2” (in between drawer support)
  • 2 – 3/4” plywood @ 13” x 13-3/4” (sides) – can also use planked wood pieces
  • 1 – 1x3 @ 48-1/4” (stretcher, back)
  • 2 – 1x3 @ 13” (stretcher, sides)
  • 1 – 1/4” plywood @ 13-3/4” x 50-1/4”
  • 4 – 1x8 @21-1/4” (drawer front and backs)
  • 4 – 1x8 @ 14-1/2” (drawer sides)
  • 2 – 1/4” plywood @ 22-3/4” x 14-1/2” (drawer bottom)
  • 2 – 1x12 @ 23-1/2” long (drawer faces)
  • 3 – 1x6 @ 47-7/8” (tabletop boards)
  • 2 – 1x3 @ 16-1/2” (breadboard ends)
Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Build the frame for the console, using pocket holes.  Use 3/4” pocket holes when ANY  1x material is being joined, and 1-1/2” pocket holes when ONLY 2x material is being joined.  Hide pocket holes on undersides and top sides, where will be hidden from sight.  Build two identical frames – this is important for drawer slides to work correctly.

Step 2

Drill ¾” pocket holes along side and top edges of ¾” plywood panels and attach to legs, pocket holes on inside, flush to inside of project. 

Make sure project is square – cross bracing at corners can be added  to further increase strength and stability.

Step 3

Attach bottom aprons with ¾” pocket holes, hiding on back sides and insides.

Step 4

Attach back with nails and wood glue.

Step 5

Step 6

Install drawers with drawer slides, inset ¾” from front of cabinet.  Adjust until drawers slide easily.

Step 7

Attach drawer faces to drawer boxes, leaving 1/8” gap around all sides of drawer faces.  Secure from inside with 1-1/4” screws.

Step 8

Build top with ¾” pocket holes.  Remove drawers and attach tabletop to frame with 1-1/4” screws and wood glue.

Comments

handmadewithash

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 21:22

I loved participating in the challenge!  I had so much fun following along with everyone's progress via the #igbuilderschallenge hashtag.  Thank you Ana for creating the plans. :)