A DIY Wood Console Table
Nora Taylor
Jan 12, 2016
(Image credit: Submitted by Kerry)

Now this project requires a little more elbow grease than many of our DIYs, but the result is absolutely gorgeous.

Skill Level: Moderate
Time Required: Around 10 Days
Project Cost: under $300 (Canadian)
(Image credit: Submitted by Kerry)
(Image credit: Submitted by Kerry)

What You Need

Materials

  • 3 - 12" x 5' pine boards
  • 2 - 10' pieces of conduit (1/2" EMT)
  • 50' of Galvanized Wire Fencing
  • 3/4" Fencing Staples
  • 4 - 4 x 1 1/4 Vintage Black Cast Iron Swivel Casters (2 with brakes)
  • 1 can spray paint
  • Variety of wood stain
  • Scrap wood (to help space shelves when assembling your table)

Tools

  • Conduit Bender
  • Drill
  • Hammer

Instructions

  1. We started out by aging our pine boards. We used a variety of tools to beat, batter and gouge it, before applying a variety of stains. This step is personal, you can age or beat your wood as you please, or just pick a stain you like for your wood. Whichever you prefer!
  2. At the same time, we used our spray paint to spray our galvanized wire fencing, conduit and fencing staples. Once all of these painted pieces were dry, we began assembly of our table.
  3. First we planned the spacing of our shelves, then cut 8 spacers out of scrap wood to keep our shelves stable and spaced while we put the table together. Next we cut our fencing to exact size and attached it to the shelves by hammering it on with fencing staples. Though this will make the table quite stable, we used the conduit bender to make 90 degree bends before attaching that to the table using screws.
  4. The final step was adding the heavy duty cast iron casters. We screwed the castors to some 6" x 3/4" x 4'-4" aged scrap wood that we had, and then screwed that wood to the bottom shelf.
  5. We love our new console table. It's the perfect spot to display our acrylic photo blocks, and store some extra blankets. For more details you can visit our blog, First Time Fancy.

Thanks, Kerry!

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