While browsing around the internet and Facebook I saw a picture of a really cute console table and fell in love! I promptly showed the photo to Spencer who gave me a cut list and I was on my way to Home Depot for material! It came together so easily and I am pretty much in love with my new faux drawer farmhouse console table! Sometimes I want drawers and sometimes I don’t… like in areas of my home where I know that they will just collect junk… but I love the look of the drawers! Which makes this faux drawer console table a win-win!
The dimensions of the Table are 4′ long, 11 1/4” deep and 33” tall.
(1) 1×12 @ 4’ (These are pre-cut at home depot)
(2) 1×6 @ 6’
(2) 1×4 @ 6’
1 1/4” Pocket Screws
1/1/4” Brad Nails
Paint/Stain of Choice
(4) 2×2 @ 32 1/4”
(2) 1×6 @ 7”
(2) 2×2 @ 7”
(2) 1×6 @ 43 3/4”
(2) 2×2 @ 43 3/4”
(13) 1×4 @ 10”
(3) 1×4 @ 12”
I made the whole thing using my Kreg Jig!! I love that tool!!
After all the cuts are made use your kreg jig and drill your pocket holes. You will set it and drill it at 3/4”. Drill your pocket holes on the ends of your front and side pieces. I drilled the pocket holes and screwed the whole thing together with my Ryobi Drill and Impact Driver.
Attach your 7” side pieces to the legs using gorilla wood glue and pocket screws.
After both sides are made, attach the front pieces and the back pieces.
For the end slats at the bottom, you need to cut out squares for the legs on each end. I used a piece of 2×2 and traced it onto my 1×4.
I then used our jig saw and cut along the lines.
Glue and nail your end pieces on first…
Then you can space out your inside pieces evenly and glue and nail them on too. This way you don’t end up with too little or too much space on one side.
I used my Ryobi Airstrike Brad Nailer to nail on the slats.
I also used the brad nailer to nail on the top. I made sure I had the same 5/8” reveal on all sides and glued and nailed it on.
I found the middle of the table and the middle of the drawers – measured and spaced it out and then glued and nailed the drawer fronts on. You could also do this before you put the table together.
I filled all the brad nail holes with wood filler and sanded the table down a little bit. I then used DecoArt Chalk Paint in Relic and painted the whole thing.
I love painting with chalk paint and this color is beautiful! It is a dark gray and is quickly becoming one of my new favorite colors! I also used a couple coats of the DecoArt Cream Wax finish to protect it.
When the finish was dry, I used my Ryobi Corner Cat and scuffed it up a bit!
Add your knobs and your done!
I built it and painted it in one afternoon and it cost me less than $30 to make! Quick and easy and beautiful!! La La La Love It!!
I don’t have any idea where I am going to put it yet… but I love it! If you make one, we would love to see it!