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DIY SIMPLE CONSOLE TABLE USING TWO BOARDS FOR $40

Filed in PROJECTS & DIY — March 25, 2022

After making a few switches, moving some furniture pieces around I needed a new entry table. I wanted a simpler console table with clean lines. We came up with this table for $40 only using two boards, a really easy build.

Using two 2x12x10 boards we constructed this table for about $40. It could easily be made to fit any space at any size. For us we made ours 30″Hx50″L. To start, cut two pieces at 30″ and one at 50.”

Pre-drill holes then screw 8″ from the end of the 50″ board directly through the top into one 30″ leg piece. Cut each end at 10 degrees perpendicular. Repeat for the opposite end.

Sink screw holes and fill with wood plugs and wood glue. Alternately, you could use a keg gig to hide holes a little better. Or, sink screws and fill with a sawdust and wood glue mixture. I’ve found wood filler does not stain well (even the stainable kind) – so this is what works best for us.

Sand + stain. I finished this table in my custom mix stain with a slightly different variation. This time I added a little Minwax Pickled Oak and less Provincial for a lighter look. I also used my aging wood technique to just slightly rough up all the edges with a StraightDraw Knife tool giving it a more reclaimed or aged look.

Similar tables run for upwards of $1400, which is why I love DIY. This table only cost $40 to make and I’m so glad we did it. If you like this console I’d love to see if you make one, tag me on IG or send me a photo – love to share your projects in stories!

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