Benchmark Media Console

This was my first project, I love the look of the benchwright collection, so I changed the plans a little so it will look like the benchwright console and coffee table.(Farmhouse look) On the top I used 2-1x5's and 2-1x6's with 1x6 breadboard ends instead of the plywood with 1x2's and 1x3's. I can't wait to start on the benchwright coffee table and the console table for the entry way.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
About 200. That includes everything from the wood to the finishes, handles, screws, ect..
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Top choice pine (the cheap stuff)
Finish Used
Minwax Dark Walnut (1 coat) and Gloss Polyurethane (2 coats). I also used a wood conditioner to keep to color from being too blotchy. I love all the different colors that the cheaper pine wood has when stained.
Recommended Skill Level


little stuf

Wed, 08/01/2012 - 08:22

That's beautiful! My husband and I just built a den onto my Mom and Dad's old farmhouse. She is begging me for the entire Benchwright collection to go in her new room. I will be building this piece soon, I'm sure ;) Thanks for sharing all the great photos!


Thu, 10/25/2012 - 18:58

The only sanding I did was to smooth out the bumps. I didn't do any hard sanding. The glass is attached with mirror clips from the backside.

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