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.
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.
You can see what a dramatic difference this is for the space. Hello, light and bright.
For your convenience, there are affiliate links below. That means, at no additional cost to you, I may make a small commission on your purchase. Thank you so much for supporting MHB. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
Okay – here’s how we built the DIY Console Table
- 1x2x8 boards
- 2x2x6 boards
- Miter saw
- Wood glue
- Kreg jig
- 1 1/2 in Kreg screws
- Varathane Sunbleached Stain
- Minwax Special Walnut Stain
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.
To be sure it was secure we added some braces to the bottom with glue and then screws.
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.
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.
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.
First Matt wiped on the Sunbleached stain. It’s a very gray stain.
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.
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!