I built a simple console table to organize items by the back door.
I looked online for some ideas and found a number of good examples to work from.
My goal with this project was to use exclusively biscuit joints with no metal fasteners. I wanted a simple and quick build using wood I had on hand, which ended up being 1x4s and 1x2s.
|1x4s||2||top shelf, legs|
|7/8” Screw-on gliders||4||adjustible gliders to level|
|White Primer||1 gallon||Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer (1-coat)|
|White Paint||1 gallon||Valspar Optimus (1-coat)|
|Stain||As required||Miniwax Cherry 235|
|Lacquer||As required||Deft Clear Wood Finish Satin|
|Wood Glue||As required||Elmer's Wood Glue|
|Sandpaper||As required||120 and 220 grit|
- Miter saw
- Biscuit joiner
- Tape measure
- Paint brushes
I started by cutting two 1x4s to length to form the top surface. I cut biscuit holes and then glued and clamped these. While the top dried, I cut the legs and feet, cut biscuit holes, and glued these up. When the tabletop was dry, I trimmed the ends and used a router to cut a nice edge.
I chose to stain the top and paint the remainder white. For stain I used Miniwax Cherry 235, finished with several coats of Deft Clear Wood Finish, which is the same finish I have been using for wood carvings as well. For the painted surfaces I primed with Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer, followed by a coat of Valspar Optimus paint.
The last step was to install 7/8” Screw-on gliders from ACE Hardware to level the table. Being very narrow it is not particularly stable and needs to be positioned near a wall.