A Console Table to Match an Existing Collection
Previously, I posted plans to build a Holly Dining Table, along with the matching chair and bench. Since these plans are so easy and look so nice with any decor, I figured I would add to that collection and create DIY plans to build a Holly Console Table! The console table features the same inset aprons as the dining table, chair, and bench, as well as two drawers for storage. This is another quick and easy project that can be completed in a weekend!
- 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws (<– affiliate link!)
- 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
- 1-1/4″ brad nails
- 1-1/2″ 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 – 1×2 at 6′
- 4 – 1×2 at 8′
- 2 – 1×6 at 6′
- 1 – 2×2 at 6′
- 1 – 2×2 at 8′
- 1 – 4′ x 8′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
- 6 – 3/4″ square dowels at 4′
- 8 – 1×2 at 15″ – Shorter Aprons
- 4 – 3/4″ square dowels at 15″ – Shorter Aprons
- 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 5-1/2″ x 15″ – Side Panels
- 4 – 2×2 at 29-1/4″ – Legs
- 8 – 1×2 at 45″ – Longer Aprons
- 4 – 3/4″ square dowels at 45″ – Longer Aprons
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 5-1/2″ x 45″ – Back
- 1 – 2×2 at 5-1/2″ – Center Divider
- 2 – 2×2 at 15″ – Center Supports
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 18″ x 48″ – Top
- 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 12-1/2″ x 19-1/4″ – Drawer Box Bottom
- 4 – 1×6 (ripped to 4-1/2″ wide) at 12-1/2″ – Drawer Box Sides
- 4 – 1×6 (ripped to 4-1/2″ wide) at 20-3/4″ – Drawer Box Front & Back
- 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 5-1/4″ x 21-1/2″ – Drawer Fronts
Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly!
Cut the pieces for the short aprons and the long aprons. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the 1×2 pieces. Place a 3/4″ square dowel between two 1×2 pieces (with the pocket holes facing out) securing in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails. The back edges of all three pieces will be flush.
Cut the pieces for the side panels and drill a few pocket holes in each long edge. Secure the shorter aprons to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Insert the panels between the aprons securing the panels using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the back and drill pocket holes along each long edge. Secure the longer aprons to the legs as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. Insert the panel between the aprons securing the panel using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Secure the front aprons to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the center divider. Position between the front aprons as shown securing in place using glue. Clamp until dry. (There is no real way to secure the divider without the fasteners showing!)
Cut the pieces for the center supports. Set the pocket hole jig for 1-1/2″ material and drill pocket holes in one end of one piece. This piece will be secured to the center divider – the bottom edge will be flush with the lower front apron – and secured in place using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. The back edge of this piece will be secured with glue and countersunk 1-1/2″ screws through the back into the end of this piece.
The upper support will be secured to the inside of the upper aprons using glue and countersunk 1-1/2″ screws through the center part of the apron (the 3/4″ square dowel) into the ends of the support.
Cut the piece for the top. The top will sit flush with the sides, front and back. Secure the top in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.
Cut the pieces for the drawer boxes. 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 legs and center divider. Check out this easy tutorial on installing drawer slides. 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. This easy tutorial on installing drawer fronts will be helpful.
Finish as desired.
This console table is a great piece that can be used in any room and is a fabulous addition to the growing Holly collection! Have any questions about the DIY plans to build a Holly Console Table? Leave a comment below!