console table woodworking plans
Saw – Jig, Circular, or Miter
Countersink Bit for Drill
2 – 1×2 at 6’
1 – 2×2 at 4’
3 – 1×3 at 8’
1-1/4” pocket hole screws
2” pocket hole screws
One 18” x 45” piece of Plexiglas
Clear rubber bumpers (to place the glass on the frame)
2 – 1×2 at 10-11/16” – Frame
2 – 1×2 at 41” – Frame
1 – 2×2 at 38” – Stretcher
4 – 1×3 at 32-5/16” – X
4 – 1×3 at 15-9/16” – X
4 – 1×3 at 15-3/4” – X
Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save our plans, be sure to check back before starting your build, to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using.
Cut the pieces for the Xs. Cut the angles as shown – they are NOT 45 deg angles! Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in the shorter pieces as shown. Assemble the Xs using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws maintaining the dimensions as shown. Attach two X assemblies to each other (with the pocket holes facing in) using glue and countersunk 1-1/4” screws.
Cut the piece for the stretcher. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes at each end. Attach to the center of each X assembly using glue and 2” pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the frame. Set the Kreg jig for ¾” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the shorter pieces. Assemble as shown using glue and 1-1/4” pocket hole screws. Position the frame on the X assemblies with the pocket holes facing down and secure using glue and 1-1/2” countersunk screws.
Position the rubber bumpers on the frame and set the Plexiglass on top.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired.