Easy Farmhouse Style Coffee Table or Bench - Feature From Shabby Creek Cottage

DIY this bench! Plans from Shabby Creek Cottage

Author Notes: 

While browsing for coffee table ideas, I came across this beauty and thought, dang, that's cute!!!! I should make plans for that!!!



But guess what? This coffee table was actually built by my friend Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage, and she shared really nice plans already right here!

To great to not share with friends!

Go check them out!

XO Ana + Family

General Instructions: 

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!

Step 1: 
Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. 
 
 It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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Seaten Console

How to build a console with tiered hutch - inspired by Pottery Barn Seaton Console with turned legs.

Author Notes: 

Hi Everyone!!!!

Man do we ever have a plan treat for you today!!!

I've been on this kick lately of not just knocking things off .... but knocking things OUT!!!

Case in point ....

My dear friend Jen Woodhouse from House of Wood loved this discontinued foyer console table from Pottery Barn ....

Jen wanted something a tiny bit fancier, by adding turned legs to the base ...



Oh. My. Goodness.

How beautiful is this!!!

If you are going to make something, you might as well make something awesome, right?

Jen shares lots more photos and details on her blog - go check it out!!!

See you back here. Of course, plans follow.

Enjoy!

XO Ana + Family

Shopping List: 

2 - 1x3x8
1 - 1x3x6
1 - 1x12x8
1 - 1x12x6
1 - 3/4” plywood sheet
4 - turned legs

1 1/4 inch finish nails
1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
nailer
sander
General Instructions: 

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!

Dimensions: 
Table is 24x65 inches
 Height depends on length of legs
Cut List: 

TABLE
3 - 1x3 @ 59"
4 - 1x3 @ 18"
1 - 3/4" plywood @ 23-1/2" x 64" (could also use pine project panel for top)
1 - 1x2 @ 65" and 2 - 1x2 @ 23-1/2" for the trim
*Jen also added additional 1x3s underneath table for additional support

HUTCH
3 - 1x12 @ 11-1/4"
2 - 1x12 @ 30-7/8"
1- 1x12 @ 65"

Step 1: 

Build the basic table shape by attaching aprons to the turned legs.

TIP: Drill 3/4" pocket holes facing upward for attaching tabletop in next step prior to attaching aprons to legs.

Step 2 Instructions: 

Attach tabletop to the aprons. Use 3/4" pocket holes in aprons and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.

Step 3 Instructions: 

Jen added extra support underneath the tabletop by adding additional boards.

Step 4 Instructions: 

Attach stretchers to legs at stretcher blocks. Hide 3/4" pocket holes on underside.

Step 5 Instructions: 

Trim front edges of tabletop out with 1x2s. These can be nailed and glued on.

Step 6 Instructions: 

Attach the back 1x12 boards to the dividers with 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.

Step 7 Instructions: 

Attach top to hutch framing - can be attached with nails and glue.

Step 8 Instructions: 

Attach hutch from underside with screws.

Step 9 Instructions: 
Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. 
 
 It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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Ultimate Changing Table

Free plans for an Ultimate Changing Table - from ana-white.com

Author Notes: 

Baby Sew Woodsy has arrived and is all cuteness!

Oh. My. Goodness.

I may of course be a little partial to baby boys right now ....

Yep, that's our little man at last night's DIH Workshop held at The Home Depot (I'll be posting about the event and a special treat next week).

I got the great honor of designing plans for Baby Sew Woodsy's dresser a while back - thank you for all the love and sharing of it!

John and Katie AKA Baby Sew Woodsy's parents, were kind enough to work with me again on Changing Table Plans for little Ryder's nursery!

How beautiful is this changing table?  I feel very honored to be a part of this beautiful and special changing table build!

You can build it too!  The plans follow, and for more photos, finishing details, and Sew Woodsy's building post for tips and tricks - please go here now.

Have a great weekend.

XOXO Ana + Family

Shopping List: 

1/2 Sheet of 3/4” plywood or MDF

2 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long

3 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long

1 - 1x6 @ 10 feet long

1 - 1x4 @ 12 feet long

1/4” plywood piece at least 16” x 35”

2 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long (for topper)

1-1/4” pocket hole screws

Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
compound miter saw
nailer
sander
General Instructions: 

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!

Dimensions: 
Dimensions shown above.
Cut List: 

4 - 2x2 @ 32”

4 - 1x2 @ 14-1/2”

4 - 1x2 @ 38”

2 - 3/4” plywood @ 14-1/2” x 38”

2 - 1x6 @ 14-1/2”

1 - 1x6 @ 38”

1 - 3/4” plywood @ 17-1/2” x 41”

1 - 1x2 @ 38”

3 - 1x2 @ 4-3/4”

DRAWERS

4 - 1x4 @ 15-1/2” (sides)

4 - 1x4 @ 15-3/8” (front/back)

2 - 1/4” plywood @ 15-1/2” x 16-7/8” (bottom)

2 - 3/4” plywood or 1x6 @ 4-1/2” x 17-5/8” (front)

TOPPER

2 - 1x3 @ 41”

3 - 1x3 @ 16”

Step 1: 

Drill (2) 3/4” pocket holes on each end of the 1x2 @ 14-1/2” long. Attach to the 2x2 legs with 1-1/4”

pocket hole screws, flush to inside, keeping pocket holes hidden on insides.

NOTE: Upper shelf can be placed at any height. In this plan, the upper shelf is placed to allow 12” height

on lower shelf.

Step 2 Instructions: 

Drill 2 - 3/4” pocket holes on each end of the 1x2 @ 38” long and attach with 1-1/4” pocket hole screws

to the 2x2 legs, at the same height as the side 1x2s. Keep 1x2s flush to inside of the legs.

Step 3 Instructions: 

Drill 3/4” pocket holes around all four edges of the two shelves (14-1/2” x 38”), spacing pocket holes

every 6-8 inches. Attach inset to the 1x2 frames with 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 4 Instructions: 

Attach the 1x6 side and back aprons with 3/4” pocket holes and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Also drill 3/

4” pocket holes on the insides of the aprons facing upward to attach the top in later steps.

*Note: the backboard should be flush to the outside of the legs.

Step 5 Instructions: 

Attach top through predrilled pocket holes from previous step with 1-1/4” pocket hole screws.

Step 6 Instructions: 

Attach the shorter 1x2 boards to inside of drawer area. Then attach bottom 1x2 with glue and finish

nails - also use pocket holes to attach to legs.

Step 8 Instructions: 

Trim out around top with molding or 1x1s to finish plywood edges. For a more finished look, miter

corners.

Step 9 Instructions: 

Build drawers to fit openings and drawer slides. Install drawers in table with drawer slides, insetting 3/

4” to allow for the drawer face.

Step 10 Instructions: 

Attach drawer face to drawers with 1-1/4” finish nails and glue, then attach from inside with 1-1/4”

screws. NOTE: It may be easier to attach handles or knobs before attaching the drawer faces.

Step 11: 

Build topper with either finish nails and glue or pocket holes. Bottom is not necessary. Can be attached

with a bracket on back side to keep in place.

*Note: We adjusted the 32” measurement to 30” to fit our changing pad and wipe container better.

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
Project Type: 
Skill Level: 

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