Apothecary Console Table from Pallets

Submitted by tsibiga on Sat, 07/16/2011 - 05:50

I used a combination of Ana-White's Building Plan along with close examination of the Pottery Barn Andover Table to create my Apothecary Console. I've recently picked up a bunch of free pallets and have been experimenting with ways to use them.

Pallets were used for about 95% of this project. The only thin I bought was 1/2" plywood for the doors, 20 wooden knobs, and two sets of hinges. I took some backing off an old dresser and used that for the back and I found an old rotted piece of antique wood at an antique store that I used for the top.

Since I didn't buy 1x12", I had to join together some 1x6"s that I pulled off the pallets. There's a lot more to tell about this project so if you're interested, I documented the whole thing on our blog:


Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pallets, 1/2" plywood, and old antique wood.
Finish Used
White Valspar gloss white, sanded/distressed, and then Special Walnut.

The antique piece of wood just has a coat of Poly.
Recommended Skill Level



Sat, 07/16/2011 - 05:52

In my blog, I posted that I would not build it like this again......I would buy 1x12"s for sure.


Sat, 07/16/2011 - 23:15

This looks fantastic! You did a really great job at keeping the false drawer faces straight and uniform. It looks really great!


Tue, 07/19/2011 - 16:06

Thanks for all the great comments. I think it'll look even better once we paint the foyer....the white is just blending in right now....and I think paint on the walls will really make it stand out.

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