I ended up combining two of the different plans (Benchwright, Tryde) because I wanted something that matched my Hyde Pottery Barn coffee table but that had drawers. My console table only needed to be 44" wide, so I ended up removing the middle 2x4 that was part of the Benchwright plan. I also used 1x2s for the bottom shelf because it was over a vent, and I knew that I was going to be using baskets for storage down there. I also used actual drawer slides because I knew that my console table would be used pretty frequently. The hardest part of the whole table was installing the drawers and making sure they were sliding smoothly and that the front of the drawers were flush with the front of the console table. Favorite part of the entire plan was the planket top...I love how it turned out!
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
White pine from HD
Was trying to as closely match the mahogany stain that Pottery Barn uses on their hyde collection. Used two coats of Minwax Walnut stain and then one coat of Behr Mahogany on the console table before finishing up with 3 coats of semi-gloss polyurethane.
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