A pretty console table featuring cubby like shelves that you can make with standard lumber. This step by step plan has everything that you need to do it yourself console table. Features two drawers and is inspired by Pottery Barn Cynthia Console Table.
2 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x12 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x12 @ 12 feet long
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
1/2 Sheet of 1/4" plywood
11" drawer slides (available online)
2 - Knobs
2 - 1x12 @ 29 1/4" (Sides)
1 - 1x12 @ 41 1/2" (Top)
1 - 1x12 @ 36" (Bottom Shelf)
1 - 1x12 @ 25 3/4" (Center Divider)
2 - 1x12 @ 17 5/8" (Shelves)
1 - 1/4" Plywood @ 37 1/2" x 30" (Back)
2 - 1x4 @ 11 1/4" (Drawer Slide Spacers - Cut to width of 1x12s)
1 - 1x4 @ 37 1/2" (Footer Front)
2 - 1x2 @ 24 1/4" (Side Trim)
1 - 1x2 @ 37 1/2" (Top Trim)
1 - 1x2 @ 34 1/2" ( Center Trim)
1 - 1x2 @ 41 1/2" (Top Front)
PLUS - Drawer cuts, see in plan
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!
I've included pocket holes in the diagrams for those of you with a Kreg Jig. You can also use countersunk screws with glue, or even finish nails, as this cabinet is fully framed.
You will need a pocket hole jig to make these shelves fixed. But certainly, you could use shelf pins to make adjustable shelves. Here's a great tute on how you can use pegboard as a guide for drilling your shelf pin holes.
You will need to build two drawer boxes as shown above. Build the drawer boxes and attach 1/4" plywood leftover to the bottom. Don't worry about the plywood falling off - the drawer slides will hold it on.
Your drawers should be built to fit your cabinet. Be aware that lumber can differ in width AND thicknesses, so you should always build to the cabinet. Standard drawer slides require 1/2" clearance on each side of the drawer, so make your drawers 1" less than the overall interior opening - use the diagram above as a guide.
Install drawers into the cabinet as shown above with the drawer slides. Here's a tute on the type of slides you should use and also how I install a drawer. Remember that the drawer box needs to sit 3/4" inset from the face frame to allow for the drawer faces (see next step).