Rhyan Console Table

Submitted by Lady Goats on Fri, 12/09/2011 - 10:59
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Free DIY plans to build a beautiful console table based on the Pottery Barn Rhys console table, which is no longer available.


This console table has enough style to carry an entire room. I've been in love with it since first seeing it in Pottery Barn's catalogue, and have been trying to figure out how to incorporate it into my living room. When the doors [finally] fell off of my TV stand, I KNEW this would work to hold all of our TV accessories! Thankfully, Ana sent the plan over to me so that it could be built before being posted, to make sure the plan's accurate.

In addition to a drawer, I also added Euro hinges inside the top drawer face to easily open for cable box access. The hardware for the drawers was purchased here

Special thanks to the amazing and talented Gina at Lady Goats for building this console table from plans developed by me. Hope you take a second and stop over and say thanks!

This project was built using PureBond Plywood.  It's a formaldehyde free alternative to hardwood plywood, and is available at most Home Depot stores.
46 3/4"W x 32"H x 14 1/2"D


Shopping List

1 – 1x4 @ 10 feet long
1 – 1x6 @ 3 feet long
2 – 1x2 @ 8 feet long
1 – 1x12 @ 8 feet long
1 – 1x12 @ 10 feet long
5- 2x2 @ 8 feet long

¼ sheet of ¼” plywood or hardboard

2 sets 12” white drawer slides euro style bottom corner mount

2 sets narrow profile hinges and magnetic clasps OR Euro Style non mortise butt surface mount hinges

Knobs and handles

2 – 12x12 sheets ¼” acrylic glass and mirror clips

Common Materials
2 inch screws
3/4 inch finish nails
120 grit sandpaper
wood conditioner
paint brush
Cut List

3 – 1x12 @ 43 ¾”
6 – 2x2 @ 11 ¼” (cut to width of 1x12s)
2 – 1x12 @ 13”
2 – 1x12 @ 13 ¾”
4 – 2x2 @ 32”
6 – 2x2 @ 43 ¾”
4 – 1x2 @ 13”
2 – 2x2 @ 17 ¼”
1 – ¼” plywood @ 16” x 46 ¾”

Drawer and Door cut list in instructions

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Miter Saw
General Instructions

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!


Step 1

Drill ¾” pocket holes along all sides of the shelves (only ends are shown, but go ahead and drill front and back sides too). Attach with 1 ¼” pocket hole screws and glue the end trim, keeping top edges flush.

Step 2

Put one shelf aside (shown at bottom of diagram). From remaining two shelves, attach dividers and sides as shown above, hiding pocket holes to insides. Use ¾” pocket holes and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws and glue.

IMPORTANT: When pre-drilling the pocket holes in the dividers, go ahead and do some on the front and back, as well as the top and bottom. These will help when attaching the face frames.

Step 3

The face frames will use a mixture of 1 ½” and ¾” pocket holes. If you are using any ¾” stock, revert to the ¾” pocket hole and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws. For joints of 1 ½” stock to 1 ½” stock, use 1 ½” pocket holes and 2 ½” pocket hole screws.
As you build the face frames, make sure the frame stays true to measurements and matches up with the storage boxes. Check to make sure door and drawer openings measure true to size.

You will build two of these.

Step 4

Attach face frames to box and bottom shelf through predrilled holes using glue and ¾” pocket hole screws. Add additional fasteners where needed to secure face frame to shelves and storage box.

Step 5

Step 6

4 – 1x4 @ 12 ¾”
4 – 1x4 @ 14 ¾”
2 – 1x6 @ 17”
1 - 1/4" ply @ 12 3/4" x 16 1/4"
Build drawer boxes 1” less in width than the opening with 1x4s. Attach plywood to bottom. Attach drawer slides to sides of bottom and install drawer in cabinet. Drawer should sit inset when closed ¾” from outside of cabinet to give room for drawer face.

Step 7

With drawer fully pushed in, align drawer faces up with drawers, with an even 1/8” gap on all sides. Nail on with 1 ¼” finish nails and glue. Remember to avoid areas you will add hardware to.

Step 8

Next build doors from 1x2 stock. When satisfied with doors, test fit with hinges. Add acrylic glass to back using mirror clips. Install clasps to keep doors closed when shut.

Step 9

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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Ana White

Fri, 12/09/2011 - 11:38

Thank you Gina for building - you did such an amazing fine job!!! I'm so excited to see the photos!!!

Ellie (not verified)

Fri, 12/09/2011 - 11:56

wow - that's a great piece of furniture. I wish I could do that. Do you have a lot of power tools?

In reply to by Ellie (not verified)

Lady Goats

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 11:35

Ellie, you can totally do this! Maybe not as a first project... but get a few under your belt, get comfortable with how things work, then you'll have no problem throwing something like this together! I wouldn't say I have more tools than most. Sometimes, you really don't need a lot :-)

Aida (not verified)

Fri, 12/09/2011 - 21:47


I saw the console table and I'm in love with it....never used any power tool other the a drill.. How easy is this to make and do you think that home depot will cut this pcs. for me?
I will like to use it in my dinning room as a buffet table or credenza to put the fabric napkins and wine glasses.

I will like to try it, please help.

thank you!

In reply to by Aida (not verified)

Lady Goats

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 11:39

Hi Aida, I listed this as an "advanced" project because inset doors and drawers aren't an easy thing to master (if you look closely, I actually need to move a hinge in the right door because they're not even. I'm just so lazy!!). I bet this would look amazing as a buffet in your dining room, but I'd suggest getting a few other projects under your belt before tryin' this one. You don't need much more than a saw and a drill (and kreg jig!)... but everything has to be very square for this to work... which takes a few tries! Can't wait to see what you come up with!


Sat, 12/10/2011 - 06:13

I love this! You did a fabulous job on it! I think this will be my next project, have the end tables already built, get this done and then all i need is the coffee table!


Sun, 12/11/2011 - 04:52

I'm not normally a fan of pine with a dark stain, but I think you've demonstrated to me that it's a matter of design, not the color. Because this design is great, wonderfully executed, and the stain actually looks really good.