Happy Friday my friends! I’ve got quite a few requests for instructions on how I made my DIY wood console table behind my couch. Let me just say, it was so easy..and actually turned out better than I though!
So, as you can see from the sketch above it’s simply just two pieces of 2″ x 6′ pieces of wood (I think it was pine..only $7 each). Mine was only 11″ deep, which actually is perfect for the spot.
1. First I picked the best piece for the top and the outer sides (the ones that will be seen the most).
2. Sand the crap out of the wood, I used a hand sander to save time..and made sure it was Smoooooth.
3. We cut one piece of wood in 1/2 for the legs and then set up the table (with the top piece laying over the 2 legs). We first put on some wood glue, drilled 3 holes, screwed in each side, and finished with wood filler. NOTE: it was almost impossible to get exactly level on all sides and top (quality of wood), but before we screwed it together it helped to stabilize the sides by putting weight on each side of the leg (to hold it up).
4. Once the legs are attached we filled all indents, knots, edges, and screws with wood filler. I tried to get the seam between the top and legs as flush as possible and filled with filler (to get a clean edge). Then once again, sanded it to get it smooth.
5. I did 2 coats of primer (whatever we had laying around) and sanded after that 2nd coat.
6. After the primer was on I did 2 coats of Satin Impervo – White Dove, and did a light sand over it by hand (We had this on hand already).
7. When it was dried I used Polyacrylic Clear Gloss with 2 coats (having to wait about 4 hours between the coats).
Ta da! It’s actually quite stable, if you want it more stabilized you can do a small piece on the lower back.