DIY Farmhouse Console Table


We are at it again. We ended up selling our first DIY Farmhouse Table (see DIY Entryway Table) and decided to try a new design with a different top and additional shelving (for me to put stuff on y’all! I’m running out of surfaces! When that happens, Jess has to build a table or a shelf for me. It’s a problem.) This table is a little easier to construct than our first DIY table.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Six 8′ 2×4’s
    • Three 53″ pieces
    • Two 10.5″ pieces
    • Four 50″ pieces
    • Four 31.5″ pieces
    • Four 5.5″ pieces
  • 2″ and 2 1/2″ pocket screws
  • Kreg jig
  • Drill
  • Miter saw (or you can have your local home improvement store make the cuts)
  • Wood glue
  • Electric sander
  • Stain or paint of your choice

Mark your boards and cut your pieces. The three 54″ pieces will be part of your breadboard top shelf. We like to lay out the pieces to see how they go together. It also helps when deciding where to drill for your pocket holes. We only drilled pocket holes in the middle piece and attached the other pieces from there. The two 10.5″ pieces will be the ends of the top as shown below.

The four 31.5″ pieces will be your legs. Put them together with the 50″ piece as shown above. You’ll need both 5.5″ pieces to put the two sides of the table together. One at the top and one close to the bottom which will aid in securing your bottom shelf.

Once you have the legs put together as pictured above, turn the table upside down to attach the bottom shelf. The remaining 50″ pieces will make up the bottom shelf. There should be space between the two 2×4’s. Remember to keep the holes you’ve drilled with the Kreg jig facing inward or on the bottom of pieces so they do not show when you complete the project.When the bottom shelf is attached you can flip it back over and attach the top (you’ll use pocket holes that you drilled into the two 50″ pieces that make up the frame of the table).


Once the table has been put together, sand it down well. I find that it helps to sand the individual pieces first and then give it another good sanding when its all put together.


Once you’re done sanding, you’re ready to stain or paint. We sealed ours with polyurethane after staining.

Hope you enjoyed! Please share!



5 thoughts on “DIY Farmhouse Console Table

  1. That’s lovely! I have wife envy. I’d love a husband who could do this stuff. I will have to learn myself. I’d love a post about how you use a Kreg jig. I’ve read it’s the secret to making nice furniture but I don’t get how it’s used.


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