This contemporary Pottery Barn impressed simple DIY console desk with cabinets will make an excellent entry desk or couch desk! The adjustable size makes it simple to customise to your house and end to suit your model.
Remember to additionally learn our tips for picking good 2×4’s and other lumber to build with, a couple other entry ideas and in addition 25 console table decorating ideas.
Pottery Barn Impressed Rustic Fashionable DIY Console Desk
Howdy Remodelaholic readers! It’s Mindi from MyLove2Create.
I really like constructing reasonably priced furnishings and decor like this $25 Farmhouse Bench and Long Hexagon Tray. Immediately I’m going to indicate you learn how to construct a Pottery Barn impressed fashionable rustic console desk DIY!
Console tables are an excellent piece of furnishings to have in your house. This slender 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 residence decor. They’re nice behind a settee or sofa in a front room to carry a drink. Or they work as a buffet in a eating room. Actually this wonderful accent piece can be utilized in any space of your property!! Bonus when you want a console desk DIY undertaking, and this explicit farmhouse model isn’t your cup of tea, now we have hyperlinks to five extra choices on the backside of this submit, so make sure to verify these out.
However first, isn’t this farmhouse console desk a magnificence!!
You may have the excessive finish look with out the associated fee with this simple construct, and I’m tremendous excited to indicate you the way!
Video of How one can Construct the Console Desk
Watch the video beneath that can assist you perceive every of the constructing steps earlier than you construct, and get the detailed printable plans over in the Remodelaholic Shop.
How one can Construct an Simple DIY Console Desk
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I stored the price of this plan down through the use of 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 stored it farmhouse model so determined to not fill any wooden holes)
- 100 Grit Sandpaper
- 220 Grit Sandpaper
- Wooden Conditioner
- Polyurethane (Clear Coat)
- Pocket Screws
There are not any angled cuts on this construct, so that you’ll simply want a:
Constructing the Console Desk
The printable woodworking plan comprises all of the detailed minimize checklist, meeting directions, diagrams and dimensions. Listed here are a couple of tricks to make the undertaking profitable.
Tip 1: Slicing Wooden Console Desk Components
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).
Tip 2: Sand Earlier than You Construct
After you chop all all of your items, sand them to buttery clean. It’s a lot simpler to get a superb 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.
Tip 3: Use Spacers
Utilizing minimize scrap wooden spacers is a good way to get safe joints in the correct location, with out marking as many spots to line up.
Measure one spacer as an alternative 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 correct location for closing meeting.
Tip 4: Clamp Clamp Clamp
It’s so vital to have good clamps and a superb work floor to construct on!
Investing in a superb set of clamps will make sure that your joins are straight and sq. and your furnishings is sturdy.
My meeting desk contains a monitor clamp system like Justin’s table saw workbench and it’s wonderful.
Simply take 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 in order 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 slender, the spacing between legs doesn’t match a regular measurement drill with the pocket gap screw bit.
Tip 6: Use Self-Tapping Screws
Similar to with the easy 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 if you connect the cabinets to the bottom (proven above in Tip 3).
In case your screws should 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 blissful! 🙂
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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 it’s possible you’ll assume, “End? However the construct isn’t full but!” You might be proper, however belief me that is one of the best ways to do it!
I did a fast dry match with my prime and shelf boards to ensure all the things match within the body of the desk and was sq..
I wished the wooden to seem like metallic, so I spray painted the bottom of the console desk with oil rubbed bronze to offer it a metallic look.
For the cabinets, I wished my new wooden to have a extra “weathered” look so I did a couple of additional steps to perform that extra rustic look as an alternative of simply staining like regular.
- As a result of I used to be utilizing gentle pine I used a pre wooden conditioner to maintain my stain from happening blotchy (prime left).
- I began with a coat of weathered grey stain (prime proper).
- 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 twine, backside left and a screw), and used a chisel to scrap and gouge some edges. (I present a couple of extra examples of learn how to get the reclaimed wooden look in my Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table submit.)
I stained the wooden once more with a darkish walnut stain. The darker stain on prime helped the “banged up” elements to face out extra giving the wooden that used and reclaimed look.
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.
After ending, you’ll connect the highest items and cabinets as detailed within the printable plans after which simply take a look at the way it seems!
You simply constructed a ravishing DIY console desk for a fraction of the impressed model’s price!!
Plus it is a actually fast construct, so it doesn’t take lengthy in any respect! I purchased the wooden and had it constructed earlier than my children acquired residence from faculty. Technically I hadn’t connected the highest and shelf boards but, however the base was constructed and spray painted!
That is such a flexible piece too. It may be used behind a settee, on your TV and media middle, or as an entry desk.
I feel it might be nice in a craft room too, for extra storage with labeled bins to carry craft provides, or material on the underside cabinets!
Or to carry your books, crops and decor! You may see one among my DIY Hexagon Planters on the highest proper, it’s a excellent accent for a desk like this.
You may end it with a country industrial seem like I did right here or on my Rustic Industrial Table, or use a enjoyable colored paint and stain or your individual DIY wood stain recipe…actually there are such a lot of potentialities to make it to suit your personal model.
The clear traces of this console desk can even look nice with this farmhouse X side table for an entire set!
This is the reason I really like DIY… Make it the way you need it!
If you’re on the lookout for a console desk I hope you give this construct a strive!
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First Revealed 04 Nov 2017 // Final Up to date 07 Dec 2022
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