Make this flip top console table with free plans from Ana-White.com! DIY it today!
1 – set narrow profile hinges
2 – 2x2 @ 8 feet long or other legs (Brooke used stair parts)
1 – 1x6 @ 10 feet long
1 – 1x12 @ 8 feet long
1 – 1x4 @ 8 feet long
4 – 2x2 @ 29 ¼” (legs)
2 – 1x6@ 11 ¼” (assumes your 1x12s are 11 ¼” wide – side aprons)
1 – 1x12 @ 40” (bottom shelf)
2 – 1x6 @ 40” (Front/back aprons)
2 – 1x4 @ 15 ½” (false drawer faces)
1 – 1x4 @ 48” (back top)
1 - 1x12 @ 48” (front top)
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!
Attach side aprons to legs, flush to insides. The best method is a Kreg Jig set for 3/4" stock and 1 1/4" PH screws.
Now add bottom shelf. TIP - drill 3/4" PHs around all sides of bottom to attach to side and front and back aprons.
Add the front and back aprons attaching to legs and bottom.
Now nail and glue the false drawer fronts on. TIP: Attach hardware first so you don't have to drill through two layers of wood.
And then hinge on the front top. Done deal!!!!
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.