Console table is one of simple handcrafts that you can try to make. It will be even easier if you have a nailer. The console table will be a nice, sturdy, and lightweight additional to your favorite room at home. Many handcraft men have succeeded in this project. Why don’t you follow them? Check out the tutorial below to make your own. 

Materials:

  • 3 – 1×3 boards, 8’ length
  • 2 – 1×2 boards, 8’ length
  • 2 – 1×4 boards, 8’ length
  • 1 – 1×12 board, 8’ length
  • Elmer’s Wood Glue
  • Elmer’s Wood Filler
  • Paint brush
  • Paint
  • 120 grit sandpaper
  • Primer
  • Wood conditioner
  • Tape measure
  • Speed square
  • Hammer
  • Safety glasses
  • Ear protection
  • Circular saw
  • Bard Nailer
  • Sander

The Steps:

  • Make a cut based on this list:
    • 4 – 1×3 @ 29 1/4″ (Fronts and Backs of the Legs)
    • 4 – 1×2 @ 29 1/4″ (Sides of the Legs)
    • 2 – 1×3 @ 10″ (Side Support)
    • 1 – 1×2 @ 37″ (Stretcher)
    • 2 – 1×3 @ 37″ (Side Trim for the stretcher)
    • 2 – 1×4 @ 10″ (Side Apron)
    • 2 – 1×4 @ 37″ (Front and Back Apron)
    • 1 – 1×12 @ 48″ (Base for the top)
    • 2 – 1×4 @ 11 1/2″
    • 1 – 1×12 @ 41

  • Build the legs by attaching the 1×3 legs into the edge of the 1×2 legs using glue and 2” nails. Make the position of the legs with the 1×2” to the side and the 1×3” to the front. Look at the picture to see how it’s done.

  • Make marks on every leg at 5” from the bottom of the board. That will be the bottom of the side support (C). Then, attach C to the legs and secure it with 1 ¼” nails and glue from the inside part.

  • Then, centering D on the support, attach the stretcher (D) by maintaining the top edges to flush. D will turn out to be flat with the wide side up. Then, nail it through the support C until the end of D using 2” nails and glue.

  • Next, attach the side trim pieces (E). Do it by nailing it through the C into the E and by nailing down the stretcher length using 2” nails and glue.

  • Nail the back side of the apron pieces (F) using 1¼” nails to the legs.

  • Repeat the process to the back and front apron pieces G. Don’t forget to keep top edges flush.

  • Add H pieces as the base top. Now, keep the back and front edges flush with the legs with the sides overhang on one of the sides. Nail into the apron and the legs and secure them with glue and 2” nails.

  • Next, attach the breadboards ends to the top of the base. Again, make sure you keep flushing all the edges. It’s better for you not to cut the final piece J unless you already have a certain measurement. Once you get the measurement, add the final piece and nail it with 1 ¼” nails and glue.