Rialto Console Table Plans

Build a Great Piece of Storage

Another great furniture piece that only looks complicated… The Rialto console table plans feature two drawers and an X bracing detail making for an ultra-stylish piece of furniture which will fit into any decor or space with ease! This is an easy build that can be completed in a day.

Rialto Console Table Plans-Copy

Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws (<– affiliate link!)
  • 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4″  brad nails
  • Edge banding, optional
  • 2 sets of 16″ drawer slides
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper (100, 150, 220 grits)
  • Finishing supplies (primer & paint, or stain, sealer)

Lumber:

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

Cut List:

  • 4 – 2×2 at 22-3/4″ – Legs
  • 4 – 2×2 at 12″ – Side Frames
  • 3 – 2×2 at 35″ – Stretchers
  • 2 – 1×2 at 39″ – X Bracing
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 18″ x 50″ – Bottom & Top
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 5-3/4″ x 18″ – Sides
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 5-3/4″ x 48-1/2″ – Back
  • 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 5-3/4″ x 17-1/4″ – Divider
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 14-1/2″ x 21-3/8″ – Drawer Bottoms
  • 4 – 1×4 at 14-1/2″ – Drawer Box Sides
  • 4 – 1×4 at 22-7/8″ – Drawer Box Front & Back
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 5-1/2″ x 23-5/8″ – Drawer Fronts

Rialto Console Table Plans

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Step One

Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.

Cut the pieces for the legs and side frame pieces. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in each end of the frame pieces. Secure to the legs as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Rialto Console Table Plans-Base Sides

Step Two

Cut the pieces for the stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure to the legs and frame pieces as shown using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Rialto Console Table Plans-Stretchers

Step Three

Cut the pieces for the X bracing. Position the bracing pieces on the lower stretcher and upper side framing pieces securing in place using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Table-Bracing 1

Rialto Console Table Plans-Bracing 2

Step Four

Cut the piece for the bottom. Secure to the base as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Rialto Console Table Plans-Bottom

Step Five

Cut the pieces for the sides. Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material and drill pocket holes along one longer edge of each piece. Secure the pieces to the bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Rialto Console Table Plans-Sides

Step Six

Cut the piece for the back. Drill pocket holes in one longer edge as well as each side edge. Secure to the sides and bottom using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Rialto Console Table Plans-Back

Step Seven

Cut the piece for the divider. Drill pocket holes in one long edge and one short edge of each piece. Secure to the back and bottom of the cabinet using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Rialto Console Table Plans-Divider

Step Eight

Cut the piece for the top. Secure the top to the sides, back, and divider using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

Rialto Console Table Plans-Top

Step Nine

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 box 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.

Rialto Console Table Plans-Drawer BS

Rialto Console Table Plans-Drawer FB

Step Ten

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.

Rialto Console Table Plans-Drawer Fronts

Finish as desired.

The Rialto console table plans are a great first project! This table would work well in an entryway, behind a sofa, or as a taller media stand. Here’s another plan to coordinate with the Rialto console table plans: Smith Side Table.

Have any questions about the plans? Contact me at cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com.

Originally posted 2014-06-18 08:00:25.