Console Table

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bulldogwoodworks added on 11/26/2017

Simple console table with one flush closing drawer.


Follow the steps below to complete this project.



Cut the 2x2 into four pieces at 35" and sand smooth. These will be your legs.


Back &Sides

Cut a 1x6 into a 51" and two 15" pieces for the back and side pieces. Using a pocket hole jig set to 5/8 drill holes on either end on one side of all three boards. Attach the boards flush with the top of the legs using wood glue and 1 1/2" pocket hole screws. The boards will draw in tight to the legs with the screws and should be screwed to the center of the 2x2.


Front Stringers

Next cut a 1x1 into two 51" stretcher pieces, using wood glue and screws attach the 1x1 to the legs across the front. Attach the top 1x1 flush with the top and the bottom of the bottom 1x1 even with the bottom of the 1x6 sides.


Front Panels

Cut two pieces of 1x6 to 14 1/2" and drill pocket holes on one side and one end. Attach the legs using wood glue and pocket screws to the legs on the front of the table, keeping them flush with the top. Leave a gap in the middle (for the drawer).


Support Braces

Next step cut a 1x4 into two 16" pieces and drill pocket holes on either end of both pieces. attach the pieces from the inside to the table front and back 1x6's. Attach the bottom mount drawer slide rails (available at any Hardware store) to the bottom 1x1 and the back of the table. The rails should be spaced evenly in the opening left for the drawer.



Now your ready to make the top, cut a piece of plywood to 56" long by 19" wide. You can also join wood planks together to get the desired dimensions.If desired router the front and side edges to create a more professional look.



Next build the drawer box, cut a piece of pine or plywood to 19" wide by 11 1/2" deep. Drill pocket holes on the under side of the board on all four sides. Using a 1x4 cut two pieces at 20 1/2" and two at 11 1/2". Attach the four sides to the bottom using wood glue and pocket screws(or nails). Make sure the corners are square when joining to the bottom.  Once the glue is dry on the drawer box attach a piece of 1x6 cut at 21 3/4" to the front of the box from the inside of the box using 1 1/2" screws. Drill a hole through the center of both the box and the 1x6 front, paying attention to the spacing of the specific pull your using. Attach the pull to the front.



Attach the drawer pieces of the bottom drawer slide to the back of the box using the same spacing you used for the bottom mount rails in Step 5. Paint or stain the base with the desired color. Drill pocket holes on each side of the base at the top edge of the 1x6's on the inside of the table. Finally using those pocket holes attach the table top to the base to finish the table.

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Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(2) 2x2, 72", Board  
(2) 1x6, 72", Board  
(1) 1x4, 96", Board  
(2) 1x1, 72", Board  
(1) 4x8, Half Sheet, Plywood  


(1) 1 1/2" pocket hole screws  
(2) Bottom mount drawer slide  
(1) Cabinet Pull  
(1) Wood Glue  
(1) Sandpaper (100,150,180,220 Grit)  
(1) Paint, Primer or Sealer  
(4) Clamps  

Parts/Cut List:

(4) Legs, 35"  
(1) 1x6, 51"  
(2) 1x6, 15"  
(2) 1x6, 14"  
(2) 1x1, 51"  
(1) 1x6, 21 3/4"  
(1) 3/4" Plywood Drawer bottom, 11.5" x 19  
(2) 1x4 Drawer Sides, 11.5"  
(2) 1x4 Drawer front and back, 20.5"  
(1) Table Top (plywood or other), 56" x 19"  


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