Modded the cheap, easy console table for a taller, longer and less deep table with bottom shelf. This particular table ended up being relatively expensive, though. I ended up using poplar since the pine at Big Blue was in horrid shape; pieces were cupped, bowed and splintered. If I was going to make a good looking table -- I needed to start with good looking materials.
I needed a console table to go under a painting that hides my power box. At most, I could spare about 10" of space deep, but had plenty of space side to side, With just a few mods to the basic plan, I bought really nice poplar since knot free = less sanding :-)
I used my Kreg jig to make pocket holes to put this table together; even though it's very long and not very deep, it's very, very sturdy. I added a small shelf using some leftover hardwood plywood that I had from another job, then glued a little scroll on the apron for some extra oomph. I'll probably use some milkpaint, distress it, coat it with poly and it'll be done. I think it looks beautiful!