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Tryde Console Table

January 4, 2010 |
posted by Ana White
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This rustic solid wood console table is built from standard 2x4 boards. With a rustic stained or a distressed finish, you can have your very own stylish console table in just a few hours. Featuring a stretcher and sturdy design, with breadboard ends. This well thought out plan has been built hundreds of times succesfully, even extended in length and width.

Tryde Console Table

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Tryde Console Table
48" x 14" x 30"

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 
  • 1 – 10′ 4×4 Post 
  • 1 – 1×4 
  • 1 – 1×2 
  • 1 – 2×6 Board 
  • 3- 2×4 Board 
  • 2″ Screws (about 50) 
  • 16 - 4″ Screws
1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws
2 1/2 inch pocket hole screws
wood glue
wood filler
120 grit sandpaper
wood conditioner
paint brush
measuring tape
safety glasses
hearing protection
circular saw

Cut List

Cut List: 
  • 4 – 4×4 Posts @ 28 1/2” (Legs) 
  • 2 – 1×4 @ 2 1/4″ (Side Apron Spacers) 
  • 2 – 1×4 @ 10 1/2″ (Top Leg Supports) 
  • 2 – 1×4 @ 6″ (Side Apron) 
  • 2- 1×4 @ 33″ (Front/Back Apron) 
  • 2 – 1×2 @ 10 1/2″ (Tabletop Supports) 
  • 2 – 2×6 @ 14″ (Breadboard Ends) 
  • 4 – 2×4 @ 37″ (Tabletop) (You may wish to measure and cut these to get a perfect fit as you build) 
  • 2 – 2×4 @ 6″ (Side Stretchers) 
  • 1 – 2×4 @ 35″ (Stretcher)

General Instructions

Cut all your boards, except you may wish to cut the tabletop boards after taking an exact measurment of your table in step 7. Make sure you get nice straight cuts. Either use a miter saw, chop saw, or mark your boards with a square and cut with a handheld saw. Predrill all of your screw holes with a countersink bit. Before attaching any boards, mark where the attaching board will fit. Always use glue. Use 2″ screws unless otherwise directed. Take a square of the project after each step (see HOW-TO section). Work on a clean level surface.

Step 1

Tryde Console Table

On each of the legs (WOOD, A), attach the apron spacer (BLUE, B) as shown above. The spacer will sit flush with the inside corner of each leg as shown above. Make sure you are attaching the spacers in the correct placement for each leg – they are not all the same! Use the 2″ screws (if you have a nailer handy, you can use 2″ nails and glue here).

Step 2

Tryde Console Table

Mark the legs 1 1/4″ in from the outside edges, as shown above and fasten the top leg support, shown in Green above, lining up with your marks. Make sure you attach to the spacer (Blue) and the legs (Wood). If your nailer is handy, you can also nail the support to the spacers and the legs. Do this for both sides.

Step 3

Tryde Console Table

Attach the side appron (pink) as shown above. You can use your nailer or predrill and screw in. You will only need two fasteners per end of each apron (a total of 8 fasteners).

Step 4

Tryde Console Table

Fasten the front and back aprons (E, Green) in place as shown above. Keep top edges flush. Use 2 screws per end of each apron, for a total of 8 screws.

Step 5

Tryde Console Table

Fasten the tabletop support pieces (green) as shown above. You can use your nailer here.

Step 6

Tryde Console Table

Mark your breadboard ends as shown above. Then place as shown above. Predrill and screw in place your breadboard ends. Make sure you screw into the legs with the 4″ screws.

Step 7

Tryde Console Table

If you choose to measure and cut, square up your table. Then take a measurement of the top of the table. It should be very close to 37″. Cut your boards. Then fasten the ends only of the top in place. You will screw into the top leg support piece, C, on the ends. I recommend marking out a screw pattern on the top of the ends of boards H so that all your screw holes are symentrical on the face of the tabletop.
Then flip the table over on it’s top, and screw through the tabletop supports from step 5 into the undersides of the tabletop pieces. Keep the gap between your tabletop pieces a minimum.
Start in the middle and fasten all 4 tabletop pieces in place.

Step 8

Tryde Console Table

Screw at an angle from the corner edge of the ends of the tabletop pieces into the breadboard sides. This is shown above.

Step 9

Tryde Console Table

Predrill and screw through the sides of the legs into the stretcher sides. Position as shown above. Use the 4″ screws.

Step 10

Tryde Console Table

Position the stretcher as shown above and screw in place.

Finishing Instructions

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I am in LOVE with this table!

I am in LOVE with this table! I wonder if I can get Hubs to make it for me???? Hmmmmm....

posted by Peterson Family (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-01-04 09:45

oooh Thanks for this one! I

oooh Thanks for this one! I don't need a dining table OR a coffee table but I am going to make an island that looks like this for my kitchen. Being a tiny kitchen I will have to make it bigger than the console table but smaller than the dining table :D I am going to put two shelves in I think...

posted by lanisanford (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-01-04 10:56
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Your website is really cool

Your website is really cool and this is a great inspiring article.
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posted by Monag111 | on Tue, 2013-04-23 03:48
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I would like to say that this

I would like to say that this blog really convinced me to do it! Thanks, very good post.
read this post here

posted by Monag111 | on Wed, 2013-04-24 10:16

My father and I just finished

My father and I just finished building this table! Your tutorial made it incredibly easy, and neither of us are carpenters so that`s saying something!!

I`m waiting for the finish to dry and then I`ll be sending pictures your way = D


posted by JamesandKelsey (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-01-04 12:32

whoops! actually we made the

whoops! actually we made the simple, cheap, and easy console.

posted by JamesandKelsey (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-01-04 20:29

OHHHHH yea! I'm so excited

OHHHHH yea! I'm so excited you posted this!! :) I think we are going to go for it this weekend!!

posted by Melissa E (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-01-04 21:58

Love this table..have been

Love this table..have been looking to buy one exactly just like it but cost too much $. Thank you so much for your site. I am totally clueless about building but you seem to make it took like I could do it. Just wondering what kind of wood to use??

posted by Anonymous (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-01-05 20:42

The cheapest and easiest way

The cheapest and easiest way is to use stud grade lumber. It's already distressed. AND it's exactly what Pottery Barn uses for their pine colored table! I hope you take a second to look at the Beth's Hyde Coffee Table (http://knockoffwood.blogspot.com/2009/12/bragging-board.html ) and End Table (http://knockoffwood.blogspot.com/search/label/Bragging%20Board) - she used pine and it is beautiful.

posted by Ana White (not verified) | on Thu, 2010-01-07 09:37

After looking through the

After looking through the plans you've done of benches for say a dining room table I think we're going to use the console table plan, shorten the legs and lengthen the top to make benches for our sorav dining table (world market). We got this table out of their dumpster last year. It took a year but we were finally able to get replacement legs and fix the damage to the table itself. This will totally save us the $500 for chairs and benches. Awesome!

posted by Angela (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-01-10 13:31

Oh my gosh I LOVE THIS!!

Oh my gosh I LOVE THIS!!

posted by Brooke - in Oregon (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-01-11 09:35

Me and my husband just made

Me and my husband just made this as a house warming gift for my Aunt! I was so worried because she has such a beautiful home but it turned out so great- can't wait to paint it and post pictures!! It only cost us 35.00 to build but we already had the 4x4's left over from something else!!

posted by The Faveros (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-01-11 15:38

I love this table and have

I love this table and have plans to make it ASAP! I have one question. I was looking at the console table that Kelsey and her dad made (real simple console table) They added a shelf on the bottom. Can I do the same thing with this table? If so how do I do that?
Thanks for all you do! I can not wait to fill my house up with furniture!!!

posted by Crazy Girl Blond (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-01-19 09:47

to make a bottom shelf, you

to make a bottom shelf, you would essentially need to construct a second table top, much like you did for the top. Only this time, use 1x2s as the supports and aprons. I would extend the aprons so that they are flush with the legs, instead of inset.

Cover the top of the shelves in 1x4 boards. Copy the top by doing a "breadboard" end between the legs, and then fill in the remaining pices with 1x4s.

posted by Ana White (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-01-19 11:32

Hi. I just found your

Hi. I just found your website tonight and LOVE it! Back in October I had my husband make this table for me. Here's the link. Enjoy!


posted by MaryBeth (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-01-19 19:58

I've been working on the Hyde

I've been working on the Hyde console table this weekend and wanted to share what i've found in doing it. (almost there--near the finish line!) One thing I noticed was that the cut list only calls for 2 side apron spacers, but you need 4 to put one on each leg. Not a major problem!

I think this makes for a good first project--definitely "doable," but I did have to "call for help" a few times. Looking forward to going out on my own for the next project (Farmhouse bed?) Pictures coming when its done! Thanks again, Ana!

posted by Rachel (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-02-15 15:38

You can build one for me!

You can build one for me! Please?! Seriously though, I just found your blog and I want to thank you so much. I don't know if I will ever have the courage/time/money (yes, money, I'm that poor) to actually build anything, but it does make my pottery barn dreams seem a bit closer!

posted by Vanilla Comfort (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-03-07 19:16

OH my goodness. I am so

OH my goodness. I am so excited to try and build this during the weekend! I figure it can't go any worse then my first pajama sewing project did (Pockets ended up down at the knees!)

posted by Lorilyn (not verified) | on Thu, 2010-03-18 14:39

This is exactly what i want!

This is exactly what i want! Now to convince the hubby!

posted by Nancy @ Live love laugh (not verified) | on Thu, 2010-03-18 16:41

We just finished this project

We just finished this project & are so proud of ourselves. Thanks for this awesome plan. Will post pictures once we get it stained.

posted by Dee (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-04-18 13:14

Are you all using green

Are you all using green lumber, as in not kiln dried? I live in Oregon and no one locally has this kiln dried...

posted by Tuli (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-04-20 22:37

Hi, thanks for sharing your

Hi, thanks for sharing your wonderful plans! I want to make this console table, but I live in Atlanta and I'm having a super hard time finding a 4'x4' that is not pressure treated. I've tried the major DIY hardware stores, but no luck. Where did you find the 4'x4'?

posted by Carpentr-E (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-05-16 14:59

Ana,I just found your blog


I just found your blog and am very inspired! I'm a beginning woodworker and thought all furniture was hard to build...until I found your plans!

One question - where do you find your 4x4 lumber? I've checked both HD and LHI and found that they carry only pressure treated 4x4s. Any suggestions for those of us in the piedmont area of NC?

posted by BBFHOA (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-08-01 13:23

Ana (and all!)Was wondering

Ana (and all!)

Was wondering if I could use this as the base idea for a side table/radiator cover? They are SO expensive to buy or have custom made and little fingers are curious... so I want to get started now before the heat comes on late this fall...

I would have to take out the last stabilizing piece but could put something on the outside of the legs if needed. Would also probably use metal perforated sheets to fill the other areas...

Unless radiator cover plans are coming!

posted by Joy (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-08-21 20:24

Ana (and all!)Could I modify

Ana (and all!)
Could I modify this to a table/radiator cover?

Little fingers are curious and I need to get started soon so I am sure to be done by late fall when the heat comes on...

unless there are radiator cover plans coming soon...

posted by Joy (not verified) | on Sat, 2010-08-21 20:25

BBFHOA - If you are close to

BBFHOA - If you are close to Raleigh, NC, check out Capital City Lumber, right off 440 beltline. They have 4x4 untreated for about $8 for 8'.

posted by Erin I (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-08-25 20:13

Erin, thanks!

Erin, thanks!

posted by ana (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-08-29 20:51

[...] first project will be

[...] first project will be the Hyde Console Table. Ana at Knock-Off Wood is a genius! I love all her projects and I have been dying to get on her [...]

posted by Upcoming Projects « Willing is not enough; we must do. (not verified) | on Tue, 2010-09-07 12:34

Hi Ana, Thanks for these

Hi Ana,
Thanks for these awesome instructions! I was just wondering something-I noticed that the tables are longer in some of the pictures, and I'd like to make a table longer than 48"-which pieces do I need to change the cut length on in order to do that? I'm assuming it's the front and back aprons, tabletop pieces and the stretcher-am I correct?
I'm so excited to try this!!

posted by Loralee (not verified) | on Wed, 2010-10-06 06:48

Here is out "Tryde" console

Here is out "Tryde" console table. We love it. We are now working on the side tables. We added L shaped brackets under the ends for extra support. C:\Users\Ashley\Pictures\Nov Dec 2010\IMG_0017

posted by Ashley Mjoen (not verified) | on Sun, 2010-11-14 20:39

Ana - I'm cutting the wood

Ana - I'm cutting the wood for this right now and wouldn't you need 4 of the side apron spacers labeled as B? Just want to make sure!

posted by Lisa W (not verified) | on Fri, 2010-12-10 20:18

did my version of ana's

did my version of ana's design of the console table and might proud of the results!
did a dark stain of dark walnut to match my floors and staircare finish! thanks for the inspiration ana!

posted by Joey Marcelo (not verified) | on Mon, 2010-12-13 12:44
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This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I think I'm gonna have to try the entire Tryde collection! :D

The road to success is always under construction.

posted by ACraftyCauldron | on Wed, 2011-03-09 07:44

How-To section

Ana, do you have a how-to section on this site? I've looked for it, but can't find it.

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Sat, 2011-08-06 19:38

Tryde Console Table

This was our first ever project from your site. We were so happy with the results. Thank you.

posted by Dee22 | on Tue, 2011-12-27 20:33

Table stain

I love this table and especially love the finish. Can you tell me what finish you used on it? It is exactly what I am wanting to do a kitchen table in. Thanks!

posted by Jen Orgill (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-02-01 18:57

Where can I buy the lumber

Where can I buy the lumber for this. Does Homedepot sell this kind of wood? or do I need to find a specialized lumber store?

posted by Jaime_G (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-06-27 10:46

Yes, you can get it at home

Yes, you can get it at home depot. Make sure you get the regular lumber and not the pressure treated kind.

posted by davidmac (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-06-27 15:33

Step 6

About to start building this but can't figure out how to attach the breadboard ends in step 6. It says to use the 4" screws into the leg, but as it sits in the picture the table is resting on the breadboard end with only 1.5 inch overlap and there does not appear to be a way to screw the two together Almost seems like it would need an L-bracket. Or do I turn it over and screw into the leg from the top?

Also, the materials list calls for a Kreg jig and 1 1/4 and 2 1/2 PH screws but I can't see where in the instructions they are used. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks.

posted by JTF (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-08-30 10:52

easy and good way

very simple way you have to describe all feature i am really impress thanks ANA.http://www.calendarprinting.org.uk

posted by alstonsmith | on Fri, 2013-08-16 08:04

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