A Gorgeous and Easy Console Table to Build
This is a great table in many ways – it is easy to build, light on the wallet, and an excellent first project! The Miriam console table plans feature three drawers and tapered legs, and is excellent for any skill level.
- 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws (<– affiliate links!)
- 1-1/4″ brad nails
- Edge banding, optional (<– affiliate links!)
- 3 – Cabinet pulls
- Wood glue
- Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
- Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)
- Paste Wax
- 2 – 2×2 at 6′
- 1 sheet of 3/4″ plywood
- 4 – 2×2 at 31-1/4″ – Legs
- 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 7-1/4″ x 11″ – Sides
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 7-1/4″ x 36″ – Back
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 12-1/2″ x 36″ – Bottom
- 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 6-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ – Dividers
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 14-1/2″ x 39″ – Top
- 3 – 3/4″ plywood at 9-7/8″ x 10-1/4″ – Drawer Bottoms
- 6 – 3/4″ plywood at 6-3/8″ x 10-1/4″ – Drawer Sides
- 6 – 3/4″ plywood at 6-3/8″ x 11-3/8″ – Drawer Front & Back
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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. Cut the taper on each leg as shown using a jigsaw or a tapering jig on the table saw.
Cut the pieces for the sides. With the pocket hole jig set for 3/4″ material, drill pocket holes in each end as shown. Secure 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 piece for the back and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the legs using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws. The back face will be flush with the inside face of the legs.
Cut the piece for the bottom. Drill pocket holes in the side edges as well as the back edge. Secure to the sides and back with the bottom edges flush, using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the dividers and drill pocket holes in the back and lower edges. Secure to the back and bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the piece for the top. The front will overhang by 1/2″. Secure the top to the sides, back, legs, and dividers using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
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.
Finish as desired, then apply a coat of paste wax to the bottom of each drawer box to help it slide smoothly in the opening.
This table is another quick, easy and inexpensive project that would look great in an entryway, behind a sofa, or in a dining room! Have any questions about the Miriam console table plans? Leave a comment below!
Originally posted 2014-07-02 08:00:32.