Sunday, June 21, 2020

Rustic X Console Table

Rustic X Console Table Spring Summer Decor

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend. This post has taken me awhile because this project has taken me a while. And it's taken awhile because, well, kids. And because I'm a bit of a perfectionist. 

This is our second time building this console table from Ana White. We love the one we made for our house so much. We got the chance to make this again as a housewarming gift for our sweet friends. It was super fun to make this a second time and be able to make it better. (Crossing my fingers that it's better!)

Unlike our farmhouse table, we followed this plan exactly.  

We bought all of our lumber and cut them all to size. 

The kids love playing with the scraps

Ready to start building!

Drilling all the pocket holes

We started by assembling the two frames. I hope I caught enough details of this part in the pictures. Being complete beginners the first time we made this, we didn't find the instructions clear enough. So hopefully this helps any other newbies out there tackle this project a little easier :) 

One side of the table frame done! 

After assembling the frames, it's time to add the shelves. 

One shelf done

Add the supports. Three on the top.

Then flip the table upside down and do the two supports on the sides of the bottom shelf. 

And the small supports for the middle shelf.

The part that really makes this piece of furniture: The pretty X's on the ends! They are gorgeous! With the tricky angles- and my hatred of math- I let my husband take over for this part :)

And he did such a fabulous job!

We had some trouble with the table top. The first one we assembled was completely unacceptable to me because the wood was so warped. We tried to make it work, but I knew that I wouldn't be happy with it. Another trip to Home Depot later and we got nice straight boards. 

Drill your pocket holes. Then attach with pocket hole screws and wood glue. Clamp it till the wood glue dries. 

Attatch the table top using countersunk screws. I would like to try a different way of attaching the table top next time. I hate the way the wood filler looks. They say it's stainable-they lie! You can totally see the marks from where I covered the screw holes. 

Rustic X Console Table Varathane Polyurethane

I finished the table with Varathane Dark Walnut and followed that with two coats of satin polyurethane.

Rustic X Console Table

All finisehd!

I can't wait to see it in their new house! It's such a fun place to seasonally decorate.

Console Table Valentine's Day Decor
Valentine's Decor

Console Table Christmas Decor
 Christmas Decor

Console Table Spring Decor
And Spring

Will you try your hand at making one? Let me know in the comments. 

I will be adding something sweet to the blog this week! Have a great week!


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