Simple Rustic Modern Console Table

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/25/2010 - 06:20
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With just a few boards and a few minutes, you can build yourself a rustic modern console. Inspired by a photo from Better Homes and Gardens, this console can be modified for a drawer.

60" x 11 1/2" x 30"


Shopping List

2- 1 x 12 (8')

Common Materials
1 1/2 inch screws
2 inch finish nails
120 grit sandpaper
wood conditioner
paint brush
Cut List

2 – 1×12 @ 29 1/4″ (sides)
1 – 1×12 @ 58 1/2″ (back)
1 – 1×12 @ 60″ (top)

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Power Sander


Step 1

Mark boards out like shown in diagram.

Step 2

Using either screws or nails, 2″ length, fasten the sides to the back. You will need to predrill and countersink you screws. Use glue. Keep the top and back edges flush.

Step 3

Fasten the top in place, keeping all outside edges flush, using glue and 2″ fasteners.

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The Faveros (not verified)

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 07:30

Wow!! That is super easy - I think this is my new project for wedding gifts!! Thanks so much for posting this idea

Marcella (not verified)

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 07:34

omg! this is what i just told my hubby yesterday we needed for our stereo system! lol.. thank ana! it's like you're reading my mind on what we need in the house!

Amy Morris (not verified)

Mon, 01/25/2010 - 08:33

My little front entrance is dying for this. I'll have to make it a bit shorter, but I could put this baby together in no time! Perfect, thank you!

Anonymous (not verified)

Tue, 01/26/2010 - 00:56

Hi Ana,
I'm in love with your site! Have you ever built a crib? My baby is due in july and I would love to see (and try to build) some baby furniture!

Enjoy your holidays and best luck with your TV show!


Ana White (not verified)

Tue, 01/26/2010 - 08:11

Go ahead and shorten the legs, just remember a standard bench height at the top is 18", so the legs would need to be 17 1/4" long.

Dustin and Eri… (not verified)

Tue, 01/26/2010 - 19:58

Oh my gosh, I am absolutely in LOVE with this website! I'm always saying how I wish I could build things...and now I think I CAN! I think I'll start with this, but I have plans to make many many things on your website. THANK YOU!!!

MarieC (not verified)

Wed, 09/01/2010 - 13:41

Hi Ana

The actual picture from a reader shows a shelf. How would I incorporate this into your plans?