Hello, everyone! Today I want to share with you my latest creation: a rustic console! This is a pretty easy build that you could knock out in couple weekends. Follow along for steps on how to build one of your own!
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Tools and Supplies
The following items are some of the tools and supplies I gathered to build the rustic console:
- Handsaw (or any saw of your choice)
- Kreg Jig
- Orbital sander
- Belt sander
- Various clamps
- ECOS Paints Woodshield Stain (Pine Needles)
- ECOS Paints Woodshield Varnish (Satin)
- Various grits of sandpaper
- Foam brushes
- 1x6x10 (3)
- 1x4x10 (3)
- 1x8x6 (1)
- 1x2x8 (1)
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The estimated price of all the supplies and lumber is roughly $150.
- A) 1×2 – 14 1/2″ (4)
- B) 1×4 – 43 1/4″ (2)
- C) 1×4 – 43″ (2)
- D) 1×4 – 23 3/4″ (4)
- E) 1×4 – 14 1/4″ (2)
- F) 1×6 – 48″ (2)
- G) 1×6 – 43 1/4″ (4)
- H) 1×8 – 48″ (1)
How to build a Rustic Console
For this project, I finally sat down and learned how to create models in SketchUp! You can download the PDF woodworking plans for the console here.
Step 1: Taper the table legs (optional)
If you would like to add a little flair to your console, taper the ends of each table leg (board D) with a jigsaw.
Step 2: Create pocket holes
I used a Kreg Jig pocket hole system for a majority of the joints in this project. Drill pocket holes in the locations indicated on the diagrams.
Step 3: Assemble the console legs.
To form a pair of table legs, sandwich board E between boards D. Offset board E 1″ from the edge of board D. Repeat.
Step 4: Connect the pair of legs with an apron
Connect the pair of legs together with boards C. This will form the frame of the console.
Step 5: Attach shelf supports
Attach the shelf supports (boards A) to each pair of legs. Attach the shelf supports adjacent to the inside edge of the table leg pairs. The first set of shelf supports are placed 13 3/4″ from the top of the leg. The second set of shelf supports are placed 25 1//2″ from the top of the leg.
Attaching the shelf supports
Step 6: Edge join the console shelves
Create the top shelf by edge joining boards F and H together. Board H should be in the middle.
Create the two lower shelves by joining boards G and B together. Board B should be in the middle.
If neccessary, use a belt sander to smooth down the joints.
Step 7: Attach the console frame to the top shelf
Attach the top shelf to the console frame.
Step 8: Attach the lower shelves to the console frame
Step 9: Sand, stain and seal!
Thoroughly sand the console. Use your favorite stain and sealer to finish the console.
I used ECOS Paints Woodshield stain (Pine Needles) and satin sealer.