• Safety Goggles
    Safety Goggles
  • Screw Drivers
    Screw Drivers
  • Screws

Other Supplies

  • ● One – 1 x 10 – 10′
  • ● One – 1 x 4 – 8′
  • ● Four – 1 x 6 – 8′
  • ● One – Roll – Peel & Stick Vinyl Faux Grasscloth Wallpaper
  • ● One–Pack Brass Nailhead Trim (Optional)
  • ● Chop Saw
  • ● Circular Saw
  • ● Nail Gun
  • ● Screw Gun
  • ● Palm Sander
  • ● Clamps
  • ● Tape Measure
  • ● Level
  • ● Pencil
  • ● Razor Knife
  • ● Tack Hammer
  • ● Wallpaper Smoother
  • ● Tack Cloth
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Step 1

Measure and Cut

Measure and cut the 10’ long 2 x 10’ into two pieces measuring 5′ long each for the two shelves of the console table.


Console Table
Console Table

Step 2


Cut two 2 1/4″ strips from one of the 1 x 6 pieces. Repeat this process with one more 1 x 6 to create a total of four strips total. These strips will be used to wrap the shelf edges that you’ve previously cut. Save the leftover strips to use in step 6.


Console Table

Step 3


Cut the two 1 x 6 pieces in half lengthwise, giving you four 8′ long pieces measuring 2 1/4″ wide that will be used for the table legs.


Console Table

Step 4


You will now be cutting for the edges of the top shelf. Take two of the 2 1/4″ pieces and attach them with a nail gun to the edges of one of the 1 x 10 shelves, cutting them lengthwise to fit. This will create a wrapped edge on the shelf. Do this for the top shelf only. The bottom shelf will be notched for the leg insertion (see step # 8) first and then wrapped in this process afterward.


Console Table

Step 5


Palm sand the edges of the shelf and wipe it down with a tack cloth.


Console Table

Step 6


Using the 3/ 4″ pieces left from the cutting in step 2, place them on top of a 2 1/2″ piece as shown. Next take an additional 2 1/4″ piece and place on top of this (as shown) to sandwich the pieces together. You’ll be making square legs that will measure 2 1/4″ in diameter. Use a nail gun to attach and repeat this process to make 4 table legs. 

Console Table
Console Table

Step 7


Measure and mark the locations for the attachment of the planks, leaving a four inch space between planks.


Console Table

Step 8


In this photo you’ll see the construction of the four legs and the upper shelf. The bottom shelf will be notched at all four corners to allow for the legs to slide through. Use a circular saw to notch each corner to accommodate the legs. Each opening for the legs will measure 2 1/4″ square.

Below you see the opening (notching) for the table legs on the bottom shelf. Once the bottom shelf was wrapped in wood as in step #4, the wallpaper was added.


Console Table
Console Table

Step 9


Wrap the two shelves and the legs in the vinyl grasscloth wallpaper. Leave enough room in the bottom shelf notches for the legs to slide though without ripping the wallpaper. Smooth the wallpaper carefully and remove all air pockets with a wallpaper smoother or credit card.


Console Table
Console Table

Step 10


Attach each of the four legs to the top shelf from underneath with a screw gun, using the National Hardware Decorative Hinges. For extra stability, attach National Hardware 2 1/2″ Corner Braces (optional) to the underside of the table as well.


Console Table
Console Table

Console Table

Step 11

Attach and Secure

Once you’ve attached the four legs to the top shelf, slide the bottom shelf over the four legs inside of the notched areas. Allow the space between the shelves to be about six inches. Then attach and secure the bottom shelf from the underside with one of the National Hardware Decorative Hinges in each corner.

Step 12

Final Touch

For a designer touch, add brass nailhead trim to the top rim of each of the shelves!
Console Table
Console Table

Console Table


Janet Coon
Janet Coon is the face behind the popular design and DIY blog Shabbyfufu, now in it's 15th year of production!

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