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Build a Honfleur Console Table

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The Honfleur Console Table plans – perfect for those new to woodworking!

This table is one of those easy designs that is an excellent choice for all skill levels. With its simplicity, the Honfleur Console Table will come to life with that special finish… Stained, painted, distressed, chalk painted, or however the completed table is finished, the Honfleur Console Table will be fabulous!

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Materials:

  • 1-1/4” pocket hole screws
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4” brad nails
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

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

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 35-1/4″ – Legs
  • 2 – 1×4 at 12″ – Upper Side Aprons
  • 2 – 2×2 at 12″ – Lower Side Stretchers
  • 2 – 1×4 at 48″ – Front & Back Upper Aprons
  • 2 – 2×2 at 48″ – Front & Back Lower Stretchers
  • 2 – 1×4 at 13″ – Supports
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 13-1/2″ x 49-1/2″ – Top
  • 2 – 1×2 at 13-1/2″ – Top Side Trim
  • 2 – 1×2 at 52-1/2″ – Top Front & Back Trim

honfleur console table plans

Step One

Cut the pieces for the legs and side aprons. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the 1×4 pieces. Attach to the legs, locating the aprons 1/4″ back from the outside face of the legs, using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Set the pocket hole jig for 1-1/2″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 2×2 pieces. Secure to the bottom of the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Orient the pocket holes so they face down and will not have to be filled.

honfleur console table plans_Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the front and back aprons. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 1×4 pieces. Attach to the legs, locating the aprons 1/4″ back from the outside face of the legs, using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Set the pocket hole jig for 1-1/2″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 2×2 pieces. Secure to the bottom of the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. Orient the pocket holes so they face down and will not have to be filled.

honfleur console table plans_FB Aprons

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the supports. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 1×4 pieces. Secure to the front and back aprons using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

honfleur console table plans_Supports

Step Four

Cut the pieces for the top and the top trim. Drill pocket holes in all four edges of the top panel, as well as each end of the shorter trim pieces. Assemble the top as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Use a router and a decorative bit to create an edge on the trim pieces all the way around. Spread glue on the top of the aprons, legs, and supports. Position the top so that 3/4″ overhangs at all edges, then secure using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

honfleur console table plans_Top 1

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Finish as desired.

So what do you think of the Honfleur Console Table Plans? The top would be really neat if it were pieced from different species of wood or even pallet boards, with a painted or distressed base and legs… Have any questions? Contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com!

Disclaimer:

This post contains links to a site of which I am an affiliate. What that means is if the link is clicked and a purchase is made, I will get a commission of that sale. Rest assured I would only direct my readers to sites I shop at myself!

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  • LindySez

    I need more walls! This looks like something I could do…

    • CherTexter

      I know you could, Linda! If you want to try and need help, let me know!

  • http://www.reflectingalife.com/ Elle

    I had to look up Honfleur! And now I’ve discovered it’s a region in France, it all makes sense. What a wonderfully elegant looking table Cher. Do you have this piece in your home?

    • CherTexter

      No, Elle, I haven’t built this one yet… I have so many furniture pieces now, I would have to suspend it from the ceiling!

  • http://www.jessicafhinton.com/ Jessica F. Hinton

    This is gorgeous and looks like it’s right up my alley in terms of the skill level required. Thanks for sharing!

    • CherTexter

      You can do it, Jessica! I would be glad to help if you ever need it!

  • http://www.betterwoodworkingplans.com/ Ron White

    Very attractive table that appears to offer a lot of stability.

    • CherTexter

      Thanks, Ron! I thought it was pretty interesting!

  • Clarissa Hooper

    I am not an experienced carpenter, but I think I may be able to attempt this one! I love it :) Perfect way to use the table saw I got for Christmas a couple years ago (which I’ve only used once!)

  • http://Stlmotherhood.com/ Denise Bertacchi

    Looks like I found a woodworking project I can get my hubs to do with the boys. You know, if it ever warms up enough to go outside again. ;)Visiting from the SITSGirls.

    • CherTexter

      Thank you so much! I know what you mean… The cold sort of halts all kinds of outdoor progress, doesn’t it? Thank you for stopping by!

  • Crystal P

    I believe I’ve found something new to add to my husband’s honey-do list!

  • debattinella

    I’ll have to get my husband on this! #SITSBlogging

  • Cyn Gagen

    I’ve been looking for a table just like this and this one looks like one I can actually tackle myself! #SITSBlogging

    • CherTexter

      Thank you so much! I know you can do it and if you need help, please let me know! I’d be happy to walk you through! Thank you for stopping by!