Thursday, April 15, 2010

Console Table

I built this.  I painted it.  I like it.

I didn't take step-by-step photos.  I used 1x2s, 1x4s, and 1x6s.  I also used a lot of wood filler.  I used a jig saw, a compound miter saw, and a circular saw.  The lumber cost just under $70.  The cost of nails, screws, wood filler, wood glue, paint, stain, etc probably brought the total cost to $120.  I got the drawer pulls off an old dresser; I spray painted them a caramel latte color.

It sits next to the front door.  It has lots of room for shoes, and the drawers provide a nice place for dog leashes, gloves, hats, etc.  I was again inspired by Ana's Knock-Off Wood site, but I designed a custom piece to serve my needs.  As I was painting it, I was struck by the thought that it would make a nice changing table for a baby.  Anyway, I drew up my own color-coded plans, and started building.

As I went along, I had to modify things just a bit, but as you can see, it worked out.

It was a happy accident that the electrical outlet is still accessible.

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