Taylors Console

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 09:53
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Build this wood console! Free plans from Ana-White.com

Hey DIYers! Happy Monday! 

I'm excited today to get a brand spanking new plan into your hands today!

My dear friend Whitney from Shanty2Chic wanted to add a little extra storage behind her sofa, so we teamed up on plans for this console!

The console is reminicient of an old work bench, and could be used to hold a tv too!  And of course, she rolls too!

Here's from Whitney:

LOVE my new console table!  I have been looking for the perfect table to fit an odd space behind my couch and this fit the bill.  I love the storage it gives me as well as it's open feel in the space.  Oh... And did I mention $80 to build?  Love it even more!

Thank you, Whitney!

If you'd like to check out lots more photos, building and finishing details, please stop over and read Whitney's post as well!

See you back here!

XO Ana

Dimensions shown above


Shopping List

2 - 2x6 @ 10 feet long
1 - 4x4 @ 10 feet long
1 - sheet 1/2” plywood (could use a half sheet if you cut the pieces into two pieces, each 21” x 31 1/2” but you will have a seam down center of bottom shelf)
4 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long (cut 50” cuts first)
2 1/2” pocket hole screws
4” overall clearance caster wheels
2” flat headed screws or finish nails (for attaching bottom shelf)

Common Materials
1 1/4 inch finish nails
Cut List

4 - 4x4 @ 24 1/2”
4 - 2x4 @ 50”
4 - 2x4 @ 14”
3 - 2x4 @ 17”
1 - 1/2” plywood @ 21” x 57”
2 - 2x4 @ 9 1/2”
4 - 2x6 @ 59”

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Power 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!


Step 1

Attach aprons to legs.

Step 2

And then attach side aprons to legs - it will start looking like a console here!

Step 3

These supports will keep that bottom shelf from sagging - not essential if you are storing blankets though.

Step 4

Once the top goes on, you won't be able to get the plywood in, so best to do that now.

You could also put boards on top for a planked look, or cut the plywood in 2 pieces down the center - it will get hidden by the center supports.

Step 5

Step 6

TIP: Drill 1 1/2” Pocket holes on insides of front/back aprons, facing upward, for attaching the top in later steps, prior to attaching aprons to legs.

TIP: If you don't have a right angle drill, you may wish to do the next step (step 7) first as you may run out of room for your drill to fit.

Followed by the front and back aprons.

Step 7

And then add these guys in the middle with 1 1/2" pocket holes and 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and glue.

Step 8

Build the top first, and then attach through the aprons with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and glue.

Step 9

Add caster wheels to the base - all done!

Finishing 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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