Balin Consle Table Extraordinaire

My wife and I picked this out as our first somewhat complex piece from Ana's site to make. Most of the table is made from left over 1x4s I had from a fence we made. I only needed 2 1x12s as we didn't make the drawers as deep.

Because I cut down the 1x4s for the legs (and didn't examine the plans in detail first) I made them 3 inches wide when the ones in the plan are only 2.5 inches wide. This made for a few adjustments, such as the middle two drawers being a bit narrower.

The fronts of the drawers are normal height, but the boxes are only 4 inches high inside (so they don't fill up with as much junk, lol).

The 1x12s were only 11 inches wide, so I laminated some 1x2s on the sides to make it wide enough.

I think it really turned out well and we're already planning some complimentary pieces for our living room.

Counting the left over wood from the fence it probably cost around $50 including the stain and polyurethane.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Spruce and Pine
Finish Used
We stained the table with minwax walnut stain, sanding lightly after 2nd and 3rd application. After that we put on 3 coats of semi-gloss polyurethane sanding between each. Lastly, on the top we put on 3 coats of clear gloss.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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