Farmhouse Console Inspired Design with Vinyl Floor Plank Top

Submitted by mowbratb on Mon, 10/19/2020 - 10:16

Started with the Farmhouse Console design and ended up modifying a bit but still wanted a similar look of the console. This was my first time building a piece of furniture so not too hard, just more time. Here are my changes:

37" height (12" height between shelves plus drawers and 1" top)
23" base width (wanted to use for storing clear bins)
25 3/4" top width
65 3/4" main top length
22 1/2" lower top length (wanted to a place for my printer with storage for paper below it)
88" (full top length)
34" interior width large section (2 bins for each shelf)
18" x 2 interior width for smaller sections (1 bin for upper and lower)
18" x 4 1/2" drawer opening
34" x 4 1/2" drawer opening
1 - 32 11/16" w x 21 1/4" drawer with 18" Everbilt full extension ball bearing slide set
1 - 16 11/16" w x 21 1/4" drawer with 18" Everbilt full extension ball bearing slide set

Additional Notes:
- Used Pine/Spruce Edge V planks (.25" thick, 3.5" width) for sides and back
- Used 2x4 for drawers with 1/2 birch plywood for bottom and 1x6 face (19" and 35" long)
- Assembled with pocket screws, GRK finishing screws and glue just like the farmhouse console instructions.
- Had to modify the location of the 2x6 slats for the two center legs to account for the change in length to keep the 1" space between them.

As noted in the title, I experimented by making the top using lifeproof vinyl "Trail Oak" floor planks glued on top of 3/4" birch plywood and trimmed it with 1 x 2 stained to match the vinyl flooring. I'm pretty happy with the turnout but was prepared to use 2/6's if it didn't look the way I envisioned.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
~$350
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
All top choice pine whitewood, 3/4 birch plywood for top underlayment
Finish Used
1. White color, used Valspar Cabinet Furniture paint. Didn't prime underneath as the product says you don't need to but I wished I had. Took 2-3 coats to cover properly. https://www.valspar.com/en/products/interior-paints-primers/cabinet-furniture-oil-enriched-enamel
2. Top surface: Lifeproof 8.7 x 47.6 Trail Oak vinyl flooring planks, used 6 of the 7 planks from one box ($60)
3. Top Trim: Varathane (1 part Honey mixed with 2/3 part Dark Walnut) to match the vinyl planks
4. Applied brown caulking in cracks between vinyl floor planks and trim
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate