Console table can be used in the entryway or even as a media stand. Features four large doors and stretcher details on the bottom.
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1 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
12 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
5 - 1x12 @ 8 feet long
1/4" plywood scraps for the back
4 knobs or hinges
A) 4 – 1x3s @ 29 1/4″ (Fronts and Backs of Legs)
B) 4 – 1×2 @ 29 1/4″ (Sides of Legs)
C) 2 – 1×12 @ 14 3/4″ (Sides of Drawer Box)
D) 1 – 1×12 @ 54 1/2″ (Bottom of the Drawer Box)
E) 2 – 1×2 @ 54 1/2″ (Top Inner Trim of the Console)
F) 4 – 1×2 @ 52 1/2″ (Front and Back Trim for the Bottom of the Drawer Box)
G) 1/4″ Plywood or Planking @ 14 5/8″ x 57 1/2″
H) 3 – 1×2 @ 12 1/4″ (Center Drawer Guides)
I) 2 – 1×12 @ 1″ (Outer Drawer Guides)
J) 2 – 1×2 @ 11 3/4″ (Vertical Trim Between Drawers)
K) 1 – 1×12 @ 61 1/2″ (Top)
L) 2 – 1×2 @ 61 1/2″ (Top Side Trim Pieces)
M) 2 – 1×2 @ 11 1/2″ (Side Stretchers)
N) 1 – 1×2 @ 54 1/2″ (Back Stretcher)
Cut List for 4 Drawers
O) 4 – 1×12 @ 10 1/4″ (Drawer Bottoms)
P) 4 – 1×12 @ 11 3/4″ (Drawer Backs)
Q) 8 – 1×12 @ 11 1/2″ (Drawer Sides)
R) 4 – 1×12 @ 11 3/4″ (Drawer Fronts)
Cut all your boards. Use 2″ nails and glue, unless otherwise directed. Always nail through and to any neighboring boards. The more different directions you can nail into, the greater the reinforcement.
Add the center drawer guides, H, as shown above. Use 1 1/4″ nails. Make sure you measure the back to be certain the guides are in square. Do not guess – your drawers won’t work. Your guides should be flush with the back, but not pass the front trim pieces attached in the previous step. Make sure your drawer guides are 12″ apart, as shown above.
Fasten the vertical trim, J, as shown above. Nail through J into the drawer guides, from under the console into the bottom edge of J, and from the top outer trim piece into the top edge of J. Again, make sure you measure and place J exactly 12″ appart on the top and bottom, as lined up with the drawer guides.
Drawers. Measure your drawer openings and make sure the openings are 1/4″ larger than the above measurements. If your measurements are off, you will need to adjust each door to fit. I give an 1/8″ gap around my doors, or 1/4″ overall.
Then, take the bottom piece, O, and nail the back piece, P, to it, nailing through the back piece into the end edge of the bottom piece. The bottom piece is inset as shown above.
Next, nail through the side pieces, Q, into the end edges of the bottom, O, and back, P, pieces.
Then fit each door in the console table without the front in nailed on. When you are satisfied with the fit, set the face of the drawers on the drawer box. Adjust the face until the empty space around the drawer is even, approximately 1/8″. Then nail through the face into the end edges of the sides and the bottom.