A media console with large controller space, turned legs, and an open bottom perfect for basket or bins. Two large drawers fit for DVDs.
How was your weekend?
Ours was rather regular, overly ordinary.
We cleaned the yard, and I couldn't help myself. Had to take a few photos of our DIY house.
It's small, there's no marble entry and the granite countertops aren't solid slabs, but it's our house, and we built it, and I couldn't be more proud. Every time I drive up in my driveway, I am so thankful for our home.
And our garage :) That's where we work on stuff. That's my side of the garage.
And while we were cleaning the yard up for winter (yes, winter is near, the birds are already flying south!) we had some visitors
And they helped themselves to my broccoli. I couldn't scare them off. The cow moose was already shy, with a backside peppered with little wounds festering from getting into someone else's garden, and the calves were so hungry.
Not to mention mama's ribs were showing. I'm always impressed with the moms of nature. Mother ducks will pretend to be wounded to distract your from their young, a moose will nurse two calves despite ribs showing. We will do anything for the health of your little ones, won't we?
And this weekend, I went for the plum.
What do you think?
I'm seriously in love. The color is called Cranberry Spice by Kilz, in flat. I put two coats of flat on, and then sprayed a top coat (the top coat was not my favorite and gave a blotchy appearance to the top, so I will be redoing that soon).
Don't be afraid of those fancy turned legs. It's basically just a box, with four legs screwed to the bottom. You can attach the legs in many different ways, but I liked using my Kreg Jig to screw the legs on from all four directions. There is absolutely no wobble in my media console.
I used 15 1/4" turned legs, putting me back about $7 a leg, but in my opinion, well worth it! I used MDF and pine for the rest of the media console.
1 - 1x12 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x12 @ 10 feet long
4 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1/4" Plywood @ 1/4 Sheet
4 - 15 1/4" Turned Legs Farmhouse Style
See detailed cut list in the PDF.
Please review full instructions in the PDF.
If your legs come with an existing screw, you can use that to attach your legs. Mine didn’t – they were on clearance, so I drilled pocket holes with my Kreg Jig™ in all four corners and attached it that way to the console. I inset the legs 1/2″ from the outsides.