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Free Plans to Build a Joss & Main Inspired Banyan Console Table

Today, I am sharing free plans to build a Joss & Main inspired Banyan console table which is the last piece in the Banyan collection ~ I’ve already posted plans for the Coffee Table and the End Table.

This table also features the center drawer and tapered legs just like the other two!

free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan console table_Copy

Materials:

  • 1″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws
  • One set of 12″ drawer slides
  • Finishing supplies

Lumber:

  • 2 – 2×2 at 6′
  • 2 – 1×2 at 8′
  • 1 – half sheet of 1/2″ plywood
  • 1 – half sheet of 3/4″ plywood

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 29-1/4″ – Legs
  • 4 – 1×2 at 12″ – Side Frames
  • 2 – 1/2″ plywood at 3-1/2″ x 12″ – Side Panels
  • 1 – 1×2 at 27″ – Back Frame
  • 1 – 1/2″ plywood at 3-1/2″ x 27″ – Back Panel
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 15″ x 30″ – Shelf
  • 4 – 1×2 at 5″ – Front Frames
  • 2 – 1/2″ plywood at 3-1/2″ x 5″ – Front Panels
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 13-1/2″ – Front Supports
  • 1 – 3/4″plywood at 16″ x 31″ – Top
  • 2 – 1×2 at 16-3/4″ – Drawer Front
  • 1 – 1/2″ plywood at 3-1/2″ x 16-3/4″ – Drawer Front
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood 12″ x 14-1/2″ – Drawer Bottom
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 6-3/8″ x 12″ – Drawer Sides

free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan console table

Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs. Cut the taper using a jigsaw, bandsaw, or tapering jig on a table saw.

free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan console table_Legs

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the side frames, side panel, and spacers. Drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces as well as the long edges of each panel piece. Attach the frame pieces to the panel piece using glue and 1″ pocket hole screws. The back face of the panel will be flush with the back face of the frame pieces. Attach the panel assemblies to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan console table_Sides

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the back frame and panel. Assemble in the same manner as the sides. Attach to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan console table_Back

Step Four

Cut the piece for the shelf. Measure the legs as the point where the shelf will be positioned before cutting the notches, then cut the notches with a jigsaw. Drill pocket holes as shown then attach using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan console table_Shelf 1 free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan console table_Shelf 2

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the fronts. Drill pocket holes in one end only of the 1×2 pieces, and both long edges of the 1/2″ pieces. Assemble in the same manner as the sides and back. Note that there will be a right and a left piece. Cut the pieces for the supports and drill pocket holes in each end. Attach to the back panel and the fronts as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan console table_Fronts 1

free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan console table_SupportsStep Six

Cut the piece for the top. It will overlap the frame and legs by 1/2″ on all sides. Use glue and 1-1/4″ brads to secure.

free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan console table_Top

Step Seven

Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. Note that the upper frame piece will be 1/8″ narrower than the lower frame piece. Drill pocket holes in the long edges of the 1/2″ piece only. Assemble in the same manner as the sides and back.

free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan console table_Drawer Front

Step Eight

Cut the pieces for the drawer box. Drill pocket holes in each end of the side pieces as well as all four edges of the bottom. Attach the sides to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws, then attach the front and back. The drawer front will be 3/4″ wider than the drawer box.

Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.

free plans to build a joss main inspired banyan console table_Drawer BSfree plans to build a joss main inspired banyan console table_Drawer FBfree plans to build a joss main inspired banyan console table_Drawer

Finish as desired!

The free plans to build a Joss & Main inspired Banyan console table would be great constructed out of reclaimed wood or new wood with an old finish! Got a project you’ve completed using my plans? Share photos with me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com or designsbystudioc {at} gmail {dot} com. I would love to feature your work on DbSC!

Originally posted 2013-04-13 08:00:49.

Designs by Studio C is your DIY connection to How-To information, DIY projects and free furniture plans. Have questions about the plans? Contact me at cher@designsbystudioc.com!
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