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Beachy Console Table | DIY Friday

Hey there, I hope you are having a great week. It’s Friday so no matter what, things are looking up! It’s DIY Friday so I’m sharing our latest furniture baby, a DIY Console Table that cost just about $50 to build and it looks sooooo good.

This beachy DIY Console Table gives you all the beach house vibes for a super low cost. Build this for less than $50 and transform your space.

Art from Brynn W. Casey

Ever since we got our TV stand I’ve been really attracted to a lighter stained weathered looking wood. It has a beachy feel that is casual and cozy. Our previous console table didn’t really mesh well with the vibe of the room so I was excited to have a little free time in order to build a table that works better in this space.

This beachy DIY Console Table gives you all the beach house vibes for a super low cost. Build this for less than $50 and transform your space.

You can see what a dramatic difference this is for the space. Hello, light and bright.

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Okay – here’s how we built the DIY Console Table

Supplies Needed:

The size of the table was modeled from the existing table we had. I determined I wanted it to be a few inches longer and taller. We began with the top of the console table – after cutting (7) 1x2x47.5 pieces for the top – the top is created by gluing 7 boards together. We used clamps to hold the boards tightly together.

This beachy DIY Console Table gives you all the beach house vibes for a super low cost. Build this for less than $50 and transform your space.To be sure it was secure we added some braces to the bottom with glue and then screws.

This beachy DIY Console Table gives you all the beach house vibes for a super low cost. Build this for less than $50 and transform your space.Then, I wanted the tabletop to have a chunkier look as if the top were all one thick piece of wood, so we added 1×2 all around the edge of the top. To make it look like all one piece, Matt used the miter saw to miter the edges so they join at a 45 degree angle.

This beachy DIY Console Table gives you all the beach house vibes for a super low cost. Build this for less than $50 and transform your space.

Next, we attached the legs (4) pieces of 2x2x33 use the Kreg jig and 1 1/2 inch kreg screws.

You really could stop right there and just add stain and you would have a beautiful table.

We added some cross braces to the back with some extra 1×2 we had.

This beachy DIY Console Table gives you all the beach house vibes for a super low cost. Build this for less than $50 and transform your space.For the finish we did a combo of this Varathane Sunbleached stain and my old standby Minwax Special Walnut. We used a layering method to get the beachy finish.

This beachy DIY Console Table gives you all the beach house vibes for a super low cost. Build this for less than $50 and transform your space. First Matt wiped on the Sunbleached stain. It’s a very gray stain.

This beachy DIY Console Table gives you all the beach house vibes for a super low cost. Build this for less than $50 and transform your space.Then he went over the entire console table again with the special walnut stain. You can see how the table changes in this photo. The left is Sunbleached on it’s own and the right is after Special Walnut was applied over it.

We finished the whole thing with poly and let it cure for a day or so.

DIY Beachy Console Table

I can’t even tell you how much I love this table, you guys! I loveeeeee this table.

What are you DIYing? Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hi Jennifer, if my memory serves me correctly it’s select pine. We just picked it up from Home Depot!

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  8. Hello!
    What are the dimensions on this? I am looking to make a desk but would like to use this design.

    1. Hi Gina, I do not think this table would make a sufficient desk, size-wise. The top is about 48×15 and it’s 35 inches tall.

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