Modified Rustic X Console

Submitted by Jeremyg84 on Sun, 12/24/2017 - 18:44

I loved the original design but wanted to learn new skills and use hardwood.

I used a combination of pocket holes, biscuits to align the plates and the frames, and figure 8 fasteners to attach the top.

At a VERY low pace (~1-2 hours every day), and many mistakes, it took me about two months to complete this project. If I had to do it again, it would probably take me two-three weeks at the same pace.

Overall, I learned a lot and am very pleased with the final results.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$70
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Cherry for the top and shelves, fir for the frame
Finish Used
Frame - white acrylic paint, coated with wipe-on water based Minwax poly (to protect the paint)
Shelves- 3 layers of oil based wipe-on Minwax poly
Top- 3 layers of oil based wipe-on Minwax poly, then 3 layers of oil based brushed (fast drying) Minwax poly
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate