A Fabulous Console Table with Lots of Storage
This console table is perfect for the upcoming holidays (or just for entertaining, in general) because it has plenty of storage! Wouldn’t a collection of dishes (or desserts!!) look fantastic on the shelves? The DIY plans to build an Auburn Console Table feature three shelves, two large drawers, and a roomy top. The table is really easy to construct and would be the perfect way to show off your awesome furniture-building skills!
- 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws (<– affiliate link!)
- 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
- Edge banding, optional
- 2 sets of 14″ drawer slides
- Cabinet pulls
- Wood glue
- Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
- Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)
- 2 – 2×2 at 6′
- 1 – 2×2 at 8′
- 3 – 4′ x 8′ sheets of 3/4″ plywood
- 6 – 2×2 at 33-1/4″ – Legs
- 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 5-1/2″ x 14-1/2″ – Sides
- 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 5-1/2″ x 27-1/4″ – Back
- 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 17-1/2″ x 59″ – Shelves
- 1 – 2×2 at 14-1/2″ – Drawer Slide Spacer
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 18″ x 60″ – Top
- 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 12-1/2″ x 24-3/4″ – Drawer Box Bottom
- 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 4″ x 12-1/2″ – Drawer Box Sides
- 4 – 3/4″ plywood at 4″ x 26-1/4″ – Drawer Box Front & Back
- 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 5-1/4″ x 27″ – Drawer Fronts
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Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.
Cut the pieces for the legs and the sides. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the side pieces. Secure the sides to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back face of the sides will be flush with the inside face of the legs.
Cut the pieces for the back and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the back pieces to one of the remaining legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws (the back face will be flush with the inside face of the leg), then secure the back pieces to the legs on each of the sides.
Cut the pieces for the shelves and cut the notches using a jigsaw. Use a portable pocket hole jig to drill the pocket holes in the notches as shown. Secure the shelves to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
One of the shelves will be positioned directly under the sides and back.
Cut the piece for the drawer slide spacer. Set the pocket hole jig for 1-1/2″ material and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the drawer spacer to the center front and back legs (on top of the uppermost shelf) using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the top. The front and sides of the top will overhang by 1/2″. Secure the top to the frame using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.
Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes in all four edges of the bottom as well as each end of the sides. Assemble the drawer boxes as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Install the drawer slides according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions, locating them ¾” back from the front edge of the sides. For an easy tutorial, click here. Make any necessary adjustments.
Cut the pieces for the drawer fronts. Mark the position for the drawer pulls and drill the holes. Shim the drawer front in the opening – there will be a 1/8” gap around all sides – then drive screws through the holes for the drawer pulls into the drawer box. Open the drawer, and secure the drawer front using countersunk 1-1/4” screws from the inside. Remove the screws from the holes for the drawer pull then finish drilling the holes. Install the drawer pull. For an easy tutorial on installing drawer fronts, click here.
Finish as desired.
The Auburn Console Table is the type of piece that would fit into any decor style. I think it would also be a great piece in a bathroom for storage or in a bedroom for open storage for clothing! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build an Auburn Console Table? Leave a comment below!