Seaten Console

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How to build a console with tiered hutch - inspired by Pottery Barn Seaton Console with turned legs.

Hi Everyone!!!!

Man do we ever have a plan treat for you today!!!

I've been on this kick lately of not just knocking things off .... but knocking things OUT!!!

Case in point ....

My dear friend Jen Woodhouse from House of Wood loved this discontinued foyer console table from Pottery Barn ....

Jen wanted something a tiny bit fancier, by adding turned legs to the base ...

Oh. My. Goodness.

How beautiful is this!!!

If you are going to make something, you might as well make something awesome, right?

Jen shares lots more photos and details on her blog - go check it out!!!

See you back here. Of course, plans follow.


XO Ana + Family

Table is 24x65 inches
Height depends on length of legs


Shopping List

2 - 1x3x8
1 - 1x3x6
1 - 1x12x8
1 - 1x12x6
1 - 3/4” plywood sheet
4 - turned legs

Common Materials
1 1/4 inch finish nails
Cut List

3 - 1x3 @ 59"
4 - 1x3 @ 18"
1 - 3/4" plywood @ 23-1/2" x 64" (could also use pine project panel for top)
1 - 1x2 @ 65" and 2 - 1x2 @ 23-1/2" for the trim
*Jen also added additional 1x3s underneath table for additional support

3 - 1x12 @ 11-1/4"
2 - 1x12 @ 30-7/8"
1- 1x12 @ 65"

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
General Instructions

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!


Step 1

Build the basic table shape by attaching aprons to the turned legs.

TIP: Drill 3/4" pocket holes facing upward for attaching tabletop in next step prior to attaching aprons to legs.

Step 2

Attach tabletop to the aprons. Use 3/4" pocket holes in aprons and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.

Step 3

Jen added extra support underneath the tabletop by adding additional boards.

Step 4

Attach stretchers to legs at stretcher blocks. Hide 3/4" pocket holes on underside.

Step 5

Step 6

Attach the back 1x12 boards to the dividers with 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.

Step 7

Attach top to hutch framing - can be attached with nails and glue.

Step 8

Attach hutch from underside with screws.

Step 9

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. 

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.