Garden console

Submitted by DogDoc25 on Sun, 03/16/2014 - 19:31

I had my seed starters sitting on a TV stand by my sunny window, which was as ugly as it gets (see before photo...). So, I built this little console for my gardening stuff to sit on while my seedlings are growing. It turned out being the perfect size for what I'm using it for. I only modified it slightly, by adding end pieces to the top (just subtracted 6'' from the length of the top pieces and measured the width of the top to decide the length of the end pieces. I also used pocket holes to attach my bottom shelf pieces and the top shelf pieces, instead of nails. I've never done a 2 tone piece (I love the look of stained wood) so I was nervous about painting over the wood...but I'm really really happy with how it turned out! It was easy to make, and mine was done in an afternoon. Thanks Ana!!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$30 maybe?
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
For the top I used a base coat of pre-stain conditioner. Then applied 1 coat of Minwax Golden Oak (left on for 15 minutes then wiped off), then 1 coat of Polycrylic. The base paint is a color from Home Depot...I can't remember the name but if anyone is interested, just message below and I'll look it up.
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