I'll make one!
And just my luck, I happened to come across Diary of a Preppy Mom's blog where she had a tutorial on how she made her fabulous console table.
|Diary of a Preppy Mom|
So with that, I set out to make it. Fingers crossed....
I was hoping to get free planks but wasn't able to find any and it rained so anything lying around outside was wet and unusable.
I got four 1x4 pine boards from Home depot. They come 8 feet long and I got them to do all the cuts- free! Awesome.
After several calculations and keeping in mind 1x4 really means 1x3.5- I finally came away with these cuts for a table measuring: 34"W x 12"D x 31"H. (This includes a top with a 2" overhang)
4 - 30" for the legs
4 - 6" for the sides and reinforcements
2 - 30" for the sides
2 - 23" for the apron
3 - 34" for the top
I started with the meat of the table:
My sister/brother in law didn't have a preference for the colour so it was all up to me and I decided on a two toned look- dark table top with a white base.
The legs were attached using a combination of screws and Gorilla wood glue.
Once the filler dried, the whole table got sanded down and then painted!
As you can see from the picture, there is a 2" overhang on 3 sides- the side of the table that is going up against the wall doesn't have an overhang so the table can butt up against the wall.
Now are you wondering about the cost?
Just under $60 for materials and supplies- and that's using the most economical lumber I could find! Crazy how fast everything adds up.
My sister and brother in law graciously gave me a cool $100 for the table. I'm really blessed to have a family who supports my crazy crafty endeavours!