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Simple Rustic Modern Console Table

January 25, 2010 |
posted by Guest
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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.

Simple Rustic Modern Console Table

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Dimensions

Dimensions: 
Simple Rustic Modern Console Table
Dimensions: 
60" x 11 1/2" x 30"

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

2- 1 x 12 (8')

1 1/2 inch screws
2 inch finish nails
1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws
wood glue
wood filler
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
hammer
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
sander

Cut List

Cut List: 

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

Step 1

Simple Rustic Modern Console Table

Mark boards out like shown in diagram.

Step 2

Simple Rustic Modern Console Table

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

Simple Rustic Modern Console Table

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

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Wow!! That is super easy - I

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

posted by The Faveros (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-01-25 10:30

omg! this is what i just told

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!

posted by Marcella (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-01-25 10:34

My little front entrance is

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!

posted by Amy Morris (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-01-25 11:33

Could the sides be shortened

Could the sides be shortened to make a bench?

Is that a supid question? :)

posted by Katie (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-01-25 12:32

Hi Ana,I'm in love with your

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!

Yoli

posted by Anonymous (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-01-26 03:56

Go ahead and shorten the

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.

posted by Ana White (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-01-26 11:11

Oh my gosh, I am absolutely

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!!!

posted by Dustin and Erin Watson (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-01-26 22:58

Hi Ana The actual picture

Hi Ana

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

posted by MarieC (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-09-01 15:41

Hi Marie, adding a shelf is

Hi Marie, adding a shelf is easy to do! Simply cut another 1x12 the same length as the back piece and attach it directly below the back piece, level with the top. Good luck!

posted by Ana White (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-09-01 16:23

My entryway is calling for

My entryway is calling for one of these...with two shelves. And this piece will allow me to do a closet re-do as well! Can't wait to share pics :)

posted by bex (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-09-06 08:18

This will be my first

This will be my first project!! Can't wait!

posted by Crystal (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-09-15 19:18

Ana, you are awesome!! I

Ana, you are awesome!! I can't wait to find time to starting building - like so many others, my wish list is getting quite long ;)
Is this piece sturdy enough to hold a small (20 gallon) aquarium? We just moved the aquarium out of my daughter's room and it's now sitting on a bookshelf that's way too high. this would be ther perfect first project for me.

posted by barbara (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-10-13 09:45

[...] even hung pictures. But

[...] even hung pictures. But then I took a deep breath and built both the picture ledges and simple console to help whip my dining room into shape. I need to do some serious picture arranging (and maybe pick [...]

posted by Baby Steps | Something Yonder (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-11-07 16:45

Just to update, Hubby and I

Just to update, Hubby and I built this last night. It's a GREAT first project, super simple. Seriously it's so easy I felt like I was cheating! I'll post pics on the forum when I get the finishing done :-) Thank you!

posted by Crystal R (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-11-14 08:07

[...] built Ana’s Easiest

[...] built Ana’s Easiest Rustic Modern Console Table EVER which kind of mocks me with its claims of being so easy. Kind of like my friend Carrie going skiing [...]

posted by Building stuff in the ex serial killer room « Hip House Girl (not verified) | on Mon, 2011-01-03 09:35

i made it this weekend!

i made it this weekend! thanks so much, i love it!

posted by ingrid (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-01-18 09:38

[...] in Brag Blog Put on

[...] in Brag Blog Put on my TO-DO List Save as PDF Print this PostShare/Bookmark Builder: Ingrid Blog or Website:http://yocklaw.blogspot.com Experience Level: Some Experience Estimated Cost: $40 Estimated Time Investment: 2 hours, mostly for the paint to dry From Plan: http://ana-white.com/2010/01/plans-easiest-rustic-modern-console.html [...]

posted by FIRST BUILD! Easiest Modern Rustic Console Table — Ana White (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-01-25 14:00
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Do I have to use a pocket


Do I have to use a pocket hole jig for this project? It will be my very first, and I am looking for the simplest and least expensive method, but I also want a sturdy piece...

posted by jrees09 | on Mon, 2011-03-28 16:01
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Pocket Hole Jig Not Necessary

This is a simple build that does not require a pocket hole jig. Make sure you have a countersink bit, however, and don't pre-drill your holes RIGHT on the edge of the board. I think that was my  biggest mistake on my first builds. 

Gina - Lady Goats
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posted by Lady Goats | on Mon, 2011-03-28 17:07
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Thanks so much!!

Thanks so much!!

posted by jrees09 | on Tue, 2011-03-29 20:19

Please update printable version

Would it be possible to update this so the print version has readable images like the other projects do? On this one, everything appears very tiny.

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Wed, 2011-05-25 16:44

Question on Length

Would it be possible to shorten the length on this? I LOVE this table but need something that isn't any longer then 40".

Thanks Maria

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-08-16 21:07

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posted by eurorrimb (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-01-04 04:55

Screws

I've never done anything like this before but I've always wanted to. I'm just a little confused... the plans call for screws, nails and pocket hold screws but then it doesn't really tell you when to use them. Can somebody clarify how many screws I'll need and where to use each type?

Thanks!!

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-01-20 17:04

Wood requirements

Hi,
Could you please clarify the width of wood used, I'm in Australia and the materials list says 2-1x 12 (8"). Not sure what that means, I'm feeling a little silly for asking but oh well :)

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-02-08 22:37

wood requirements answer

Hello and don't feel silly. It actually says 8' which means 8 feet (in length), while 8" would mean 8 inches. You probably use metric, and my apologies, I don't know the conversion.


posted by spiceylg | on Thu, 2012-02-09 09:05
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Wood dimensions

The bigger problem is that lumber is specified differently in North American than in Australia. A 1x12 is one inch thick and 12 inches wide when rough. Final dimensions after surfacing will be 3/4" thick and 11 1/2" wide. That's the dimension you'll pick up at the lumber dealer.

In the event local products are specified in metric units, you might consider picking up a tape measure and a rule that measure in both units. I have one of each and it makes it a lot easier to build from metric plans.

posted by claydowling | on Thu, 2012-02-09 10:31

Sorry if this is naive, but

Sorry if this is naive, but could you define surfacing for me? I guess I'm confused why the dimensions say it's 30" high when at 29 1/4" and another 1" on top it wouldn't be 30 1/4?

posted by AlliB | on Sun, 2013-02-10 23:49

Wood measurements

Thank you both for your replies, I appreciate it :) I'm off to the hardware store today to get my timber to start this project. Wis me luck!

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-02-09 15:20

First Project

I would like to tackle this as my first project. I would also, however, like to have the shelf to hold the baskets. It is in the picture but does not seem to be part of the plan. Could someone help me know how to incorporate it?

posted by Christy_Roseveare | on Wed, 2014-03-19 09:42

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