This weekend was more productive than I expected, starting with our neighborhood-wide garage sale. We decided to participate in an attempt to clean out the spare bedroom to make room for baby and we were surprised at how well we did!
There were definitely a few garage sale crazies, like the one that came with a flashlight and was snooping around our stuff as we were setting up at 6:30 AM... Eek. Also, I'm pretty sure it made my husband's day when 3 people came up and asked if we were selling this console table! Considering this was his first project since we made cornhole boards, I think that's quite a compliment and he totally deserves it!
The supplies for this project cost us about $75. Not bad for a 6 foot long console table.
I thought I'd share a few of the steps via pictures since the original instructions are a bit lacking in that department. My husband followed the Ana White Rustic X Console Table plans, so make sure to check there for the shopping and cut list plus additional directions.
Tools we used:
Mini Kreg Jig Kit (takes a bit of practice to learn how to use, but for $20 it was the cheapest Kreg Jig option and worked just fine for this project)
2 boxes of 2 1/2 inch pocket hole screws
1 box of 1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws
We had Lowes cut all of the pieces for us, which took a little while but the nice man helping us didn't mind and it saved us a ton of work!
Once you get the hang of your Kreg jig, you basically want to make pocket holes on all of your wood pieces before attaching them with pocket hole screws. Make the frames first.
Then drill pocket holes into the two 1x12 boards. My husband made a lot of them... I don't think this many were necessary but hey, they are really secure!
Attach the other side of the frame to the shelves. Then drill more pocket holes to the remaining 2x4 and 2x2 pieces (these were supposed to be cut at 11 1/4" but for some reason ours were tight and had to be sanded down to about 11").
Drill more pocket holes (getting tired of those yet?) on the top pieces of the frame, facing upwards, to secure the table top.
My husband did one coat of Minxwax Stain in Dark Walnut and 2 coats of polycrylic on the whole piece.
Since we're beginners at this, we don't have all the tools required so we left out the "x" part on the ends of this table. We added some corner brackets, which we bought in a pack of 4 for only $4 at Lowes, and I spray painted them.
I'm so proud of my husband, the table looks amazing in our hallway! Though I think he is a bit worried I'll give him more projects like this now that I know he's got some talent in the construction department.
After finishing our projects this weekend, I treated myself to a few pumpkins and finally put more Fall decor up. Will share more of this gorgeous table all styled up for Fall later this week!