Console Table

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Project by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 05-19-2018 05:45 AM 675 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since we decided to renovate one of the rooms in my house to a home office, we have been planning and researching the look of the room so we decided to do a minimalist look and my wife needed a table that was flush with the window sills in the room so as that we could put plants and a few decorative things such as pictures and ornaments on it.

Although I made this project for the home office this console table could be put in almost any room and the dimensions could also be altered to make it wider, deeper or higher.
So off I went doing some research and came across this console table with tapered legs and thought the design of this table would look awesome in the room. So I built a 3D model on my Sketchup software program to get a realistic view of the unit.

The console table features the following elements
  • Solid Oak Tabletop with a inlay around the perimeter of the panel. the top also has a routered ogee profile around the edges
  • I used dowel joinery for the entire project
  • Tapered front and back legs, using a home made tapering jig for the table-saw
  • Finished with 3 coats of Minwax poly-acrylic

Below are some build pictures, if you would like some in depth comments on the various stages of the project you can head over to my websites blog page

Home made tapering jig, made with 100% scrap wood

Here is the panels all glued up and waiting to be used

Bottom table frame waiting to be finished, I used 3 coats of poly acrylic

This is the tabletop after adding the inlay and sanding it to 220 grit sandpaper

Oak panel getting glued up.. I always use cauls on every glue up

Sanding the oak table top after the glue has set

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Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this content as much I liked writing it.

PS: I am selling plans to this project soon you can find them on Etsy page or website shop

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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#1 posted 05-19-2018 05:08 PM

You did a nice job on this table.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 05-19-2018 05:19 PM

You did a nice job on this table.

- helluvawreck

Thanks Charles

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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#3 posted 05-19-2018 11:55 PM

Great jig for the project

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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