Construct a Fashionable Straightforward DIY Console Desk with Cabinets

This contemporary Pottery Barn impressed straightforward DIY console desk with cabinets will make an ideal entry desk or couch desk! The adjustable size makes it straightforward to customise to your house and end to suit your model. 

Make sure to additionally learn our suggestions for selecting good 2×4’s and different lumber to construct with and in addition 25 console desk adorning concepts. 

Pottery Barn Inspired Modern Rustic DIY Console Table Plans, MyLove2Create

Get the printable DIY Console Table plans

Pottery Barn Impressed Rustic Fashionable DIY Console Desk

Whats up Remodelaholic readers!  It’s Mindi from MyLove2Create.

I really like constructing reasonably priced furnishings and decor like this $25 Farmhouse Bench and Lengthy Hexagon Tray. Right now I’m going to indicate you tips on how to construct a Pottery Barn impressed fashionable rustic console desk DIY!

Console tables are an ideal piece of furnishings to have in your house.   This slim desk can work as an entryway desk or hallway desk as a spot to drop of your keys and show an inviting little bit of house decor.  They’re nice behind a settee or sofa in a lounge to carry a drink.  Or they work as a buffet in a eating room.  Really this wonderful accent piece can be utilized in any space of your property!!  Bonus in case you want a console desk DIY challenge, and this specific farmhouse model isn’t your cup of tea, we’ve hyperlinks to five extra choices on the backside of this submit, so you should definitely test these out. 

However first, isn’t this farmhouse console desk a magnificence!!

Rustic Industrial Console Table, MyLove2Create

You may have the excessive finish look with out the price with this straightforward construct, and I’m tremendous excited to indicate you ways!

Video of The best way to Construct the Console Desk

Watch the video beneath that will help you perceive every of the constructing steps earlier than you construct, and get the detailed printable plans over in the Remodelaholic Shop.

The best way to Construct an Straightforward DIY Console Desk

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Supplies Listing

I saved the price of this plan down by utilizing reasonably priced building grade lumber 

Get the full printable materials list within the woodworking plan. 

  • 2×2 Wooden Lumber
  • 2×3 Wooden Lumber
  • 2×6 Wooden Lumber
  • 2×10 Wooden Lumber
  • Wooden Glue
  • Wooden Filler (Non-compulsory, I saved it farmhouse model so determined to not fill any wooden holes)
  • 100 Grit Sandpaper
  • 220 Grit Sandpaper
  • Wooden Conditioner
  • Stain
  • Polyurethane (Clear Coat)
  • Pocket Screws

Instruments Listing

Learn the following tips for selecting the very best, straightest lumber to your challenge.

There aren’t any angled cuts on this construct, so that you’ll simply want a:


The Kreg Jig pocket hole jig is well worth the funding as a result of it makes joinery really easy and can be utilized on so many initiatives!

DIY Modern Rustic Console Table, Drilling Pocket Holes, MyLove2Create

You’ll additionally want pocket hole screws and some wooden screws. I like to recommend self-tapping screws to avoid wasting a little bit of time on pre-drilling.

And don’t overlook the clamps — good clamps make each construct simpler. Face clamps and right angle clamps are helpful for constructing furnishings like this.

Constructing the Console Desk

The printable woodworking plan incorporates all of the detailed minimize checklist, meeting directions, diagrams and dimensions. Listed here are just a few tricks to make the challenge profitable.

Tip 1: Chopping Wooden Console Desk Elements

For a number of cuts the identical size, use your first minimize piece to measure, mark and minimize the remaining items of the identical measurement (backside left).

DIY Modern Rustic Console Table, Cutting Wood For Media Console, MyLove2Create

Tip 2: Sand Earlier than You Construct

After you narrow all all of your items, sand them to buttery clean. It’s a lot simpler to get a great clean end earlier than the items are assembled, then contact up any spots that want it.

Begin with 100 grit sand paper and end off with 220 grit.

DIY Modern Rustic Console Table, Sand All Boards Before Building, MyLove2Create

Tip 3: Use Spacers

Utilizing minimize scrap wooden spacers is an effective way to get safe joints in the fitting location, with out marking as many spots to line up.

Measure one spacer as a substitute of markings for the rails on the legs, and use a scrap board “spacer” to line up the shelf overhang, too.

Use small spacers (I used 1/4″ thick 5-gallon paint sticks) to get the cabinets in the fitting location for last meeting.

DIY Modern Rustic Console Table, How To Attach Shelves On Media Console, MyLove2Create

Tip 4: Clamp Clamp Clamp

It’s so essential to have good clamps and a great work floor to construct on!

Investing in a great set of clamps will be sure that your joins are straight and sq. and your furnishings is sturdy.

My meeting desk encompasses a monitor clamp system like Justin’s desk noticed workbench and it’s wonderful.

DIY Modern Rustic Console Table, Attaching Bottom Rail, MyLove2Create

Simply have a look at all of the clamps at work right here! These are face clamps however when attaching the legs to the aprons, I additionally like to make use of a right angle clamp to carry my items in locations so that they don’t shift whereas I drive within the screw.

Tip 5: Use a Smaller Drill

As a result of the console desk is pretty slim, the spacing between legs doesn’t match a typical measurement drill with the pocket gap screw bit.

You may strive utilizing a typical drill bit, or, like I did right here, a right angle drill (or drill attachment) to suit the tight spot. An ideal addition to your instrument arsenal!

DIY Modern Rustic Console Table, Use A Right Angle Drill For Center Rail, MyLove2Create

Tip 6: Use Self-Tapping Screws

Similar to with the straightforward farmhouse bench, I like to recommend utilizing self-tapping screws any time you aren’t utilizing pocket gap screws. For this console desk, that features whenever you connect the cabinets to the bottom (proven above in Tip 3).

In case your screws usually are not self tapping you’ll need to pre-drill earlier than you add your screws so that you don’t break up the wooden.  Self-tapping screws make me completely happy! 🙂

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Ending a Fashionable Wooden Console Desk

For this console desk, you’ll end the wooden BEFORE you full the meeting.

Now chances are you’ll assume, “End?  However the construct isn’t full but!”  You’re proper, however belief me that is one of the simplest ways to do it!

I did a fast dry match with my prime and shelf boards to verify every thing match within the body of the desk and was sq..

DIY Modern Rustic Console Table, Dry Fit And Spray Painting Base, MyLove2Create

I needed the wooden to appear to be metallic, so I spray painted the bottom of the console desk with oil rubbed bronze to provide it a metallic look.

For the cabinets, I needed my new wooden to have a extra “weathered” look so I did just a few further steps to perform that extra rustic look as a substitute of simply staining like regular.

  1. As a result of I used to be utilizing delicate pine I used a pre wooden conditioner to maintain my stain from happening blotchy (prime left).
  2. I began with a coat of weathered grey stain (prime proper).
  3. As soon as that dried, I beat up the wooden.  I took some random objects and did some banging with a hammer, pounding random issues into the wooden (like this beaded wire, backside left and a screw), and used a chisel to scrap and gouge some edges.  (I present just a few extra examples of tips on how to get the reclaimed wooden look in my Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table submit.)
  4. I stained the wooden once more with a darkish walnut stain.  The darker stain on prime helped the “banged up” components to face out extra giving the wooden that used and reclaimed look.

  5. I completed off the highest board and cabinets with 3 coats of poly sanding with a advantageous grit sand paper between coats 2 and three.

DIY Modern Rustic Console Table, Finishing Wood With Layered Stain, MyLove2Create

After ending, you’ll connect the highest items and cabinets as detailed within the printable plans after which simply have a look at the way it seems!

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You simply constructed a good looking DIY console desk for a fraction of the impressed model’s price!!

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Plus this can be a actually fast construct, so it doesn’t take lengthy in any respect!  I purchased the wooden and had it constructed earlier than my youngsters acquired house from college.  Technically I hadn’t connected the highest and shelf boards but, however the base was constructed and spray painted!

DIY Modern Rustic Console Table, Easy Console Table Tutorial, MyLove2Create

That is such a flexible piece too.  It may be used behind a settee, to your TV and media middle, or as an entry desk.

DIY Modern Rustic Console Table, Diy Console Table Shelves, MyLove2Create

I feel it might be nice in a craft room too, for extra storage with labeled bins to carry craft provides, or cloth on the underside cabinets!

Or to carry your books, crops and decor!  You may see one in every of my DIY Hexagon Planters on the highest proper,  it’s a excellent accent for a desk like this.

DIY Modern Rustic Console Table, Console Table Tutorial, MyLove2Create

You may end it with a country industrial appear to be I did right here or on my Rustic Industrial Table, or use a enjoyable coloured paint and stain or your individual DIY wooden stain recipe…actually there are such a lot of prospects to make it to suit your personal model.

The clear traces of this console desk may also look nice with this farmhouse X facet desk for an entire set!

Because of this I really like DIY… Make it the way you need it!

DIY Modern Rustic Console Table, Top Shot Of Diy Console Table, MyLove2Create

In case you are in search of a console desk I hope you give this construct a strive!

You received’t remorse it, please go to me on my weblog for extra nice DIY and craft initiatives to your house!

Please pin the diy challenge picture beneath so you possibly can construct this before later!


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First Revealed 04 Nov 2017 // Final Up to date 07 Dec 2022