3 Drawer Open Shelf Simple Entryway Console
Plans for entryway console by Ana-White.com
1 sheet of 3/4” plywood cut into 2 strips 8 feet long x 15-3/4” wide, and remaining strip is 14-1/4” wide (for shelves)
1 sheet (4’x8’) 1/4” plywood or paneling for back
5 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
4 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x6 @ 4 feet long
Edge banding on front edge of plywood
1-1/4” pocket hole screws
1-1/4” and 3/4” finish nails
3 - 13” Bottom center mount drawer slides (these slides are recommended)
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!
1 - 3/4” plywood @ 15-3/4” x 46-1/2” (top)
2 - 3/4” plywood @ 15-3/4” x 35-1/4” (sides)
1 - 3/4” plywood @ 15-3/4” x 45” (bottom)
1 - 1x4 @ 45" (back support)
3 - 1x2 @ 45”
2 - 1x2 @ 5-3/4”
2 - 1x2 @ 15-3/4”
1 - 1x2 @ 48”
2 - 1x4 @ 15-3/4”
1 - 1x4 @ 48”
1 - 1/4” plywood @ 46-1/2” x 36”
6 - 1x4 @ 12”
6 - 1x4 @ 12-1/2”
3 - 1x6 @ 13-3/4” - cut to fit
3 - 1/4" plywood @ 13 1/2" x 12 1/2"
2 - 3/4” plywood @ 14-1/4” x 45” (cut 1/4” shorter if using shelf pins)
4 - 1x2 @ 45
Start by building the main box for the console.
NOTE: It's a good idea to drill 3/4" pocket holes facing forward along underside of bottom shelf for attaching the front footer in later steps.
Attach back 1x4 (shown with 1x2 but Jaime recommends a 1x4 instead - this is updated in cut list) to give you something to attach drawer slides to.
Build the front face frame and attach to front of console, inset and flush to front.
Trim out top edges of top with 1x2s - I recommend cutting these to fit.
TIP: For an even nicer finish, consider mitering corners at 45 degrees.
Attach base boards around bottom.
Jaime recommends using a roll of tape for the curved pattern.
It's always a good idea to build drawer boxes to fit openings and spec with the drawer slides. Adjust to fit as necessary.
For bottom center mount drawer slides, Jaime recommends adding the last remaining 1x2 on the inside of the front, as shown below, to give you something to attach drawer slides to.
Install drawer slides and drawer, with front inset 3/4" to allow for the drawer face to be inset.
Attach the drawer faces with an 1/8" gap around all sides to the drawer boxes.
Attach back with glue and finish nails or staples.
Trim front of shelves with 1x2s (can be done with pocket holes) and add to inside of console. Shelves can be fixed or adjustable with shelf pin holes.
Jaime opted to frame out bottom with partitions to fit baskets - get more details here on how she did that.